The 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court
Kaylyn Zurawski

  • Everything your institution needs to prepare for the world’s largest international moot court competition
  • Database includes official records of all Jessup competitions from 1960-date
  • Content includes problems, judges’ memoranda, official rules, competing schools, and competition rules
  • Winning teams subscribe – this is a must-have resource!

About the Jessup Competition

For more than 50 years, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition has provided foreign and domestic law schools with the unique opportunity to argue complex and timely questions of international law. It is the oldest moot court competition dedicated to international law, and with participants from more than 550 law schools in more than 87 countries, it is the world’s largest as well.

This competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. Every year, teams are required to research, draft, and orally defend memorials or legal briefs in response to the hypothetical dispute conceived by leading international legal scholars and practitioners. The global administration of the competition is undertaken by the International Law Students Association (ILSA), a non-profit association of students and lawyers who are dedicated to the promotion of international law.

About HeinOnline’s Philip C. Jessup Library

HeinOnline’s collection is the most comprehensive published source for the materials of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and serves as a valuable reference source, preparatory tool, and important aid for any competition hopeful.

This indispensable compilation draws together the problems, judges’ briefs, rules, and leading written memorials drawn from each year’s competition and enhances the law student’s ability to grasp the practical side of the law field by presenting award winning responses to globally relevant cases or problems.

Philip C. Jessup Library also includes:

  • ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law (1995-current)
  • ILSA Journal of International Law (1977-1993)
  • Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition Compendium – Subject Indexes and Finding
  • Aids (2010)
  • ILSA Quarterly (1992-current)

Give Your Team a Competitive Advantage!

These winning teams subscribe:

  • Australian National University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Universidad de los Andes
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia

About the International Law Students Association

The idea of an organization to serve needs of students interested in international law was created in 1960 when a small group of law students banded together to hold the first Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. In 1962, the students founded the Association of Student International Law Societies (ASILS). The Association evolved over the years adopting the name International Law Students Association (ILSA) in 1987. In May 1994, ILSA incorporated in response to its rapid expansion and development.

ILSA is governed by a Board of Directors of nineteen members. The Executive Director oversees and manages all ILSA programs and day-to-day operations, including ILSA’s exchange programs and the Jessup Competition. All other responsibilities in the administration of the Association are delegated to staff, student officers, and volunteers.

ILSA was formed to provide an umbrella organization for university international law societies and for individual members worldwide. ILSA exists to promote the global study and understanding of international law by encouraging cooperation among law students and practitioners. ILSA also works to promote social responsibility in the field of law, both through broadening perspectives about other cultures’ legal systems, and by publicizing career opportunities in international law.

Through its programs, ILSA provides educational resources to future generations of lawyers and other international professionals worldwide. As the field of international law continues to expand, ILSA stands poised to help provide its members with the cross-cultural understanding, instruction, and resources they will need to succeed and to contribute to the development of world order and international law.



The 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium
Item #: 11050
ISBN: 9780899410944 (set)
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2017

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