The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition. Participating teams take part in an imaginary dispute heard by the International Court of Justice, addressing timely issues of public international law.
Team members play advocates for the two parties involved in the dispute, writing detailed (approximately 100 pages) legal memorials and preparing oral presentations (90 minutes) on behalf of their states. Teams from over 600 law schools compete in the competition’s international rounds in Washington DC each April.
The Buchmann Faculty of Law Team will compete, for the first time, in a national qualification round against the Hebrew University for the Israeli title. The winning team will advance to the international rounds of the competition in Washington DC.
Participation qualifies as a graded academic course of 4-6 credits. In addition to the unique experience, participating in the competition contributes greatly to the students’ litigation capabilities, developing strategic, research, writing and presentation skills. The Jessup competition also provides an excellent opportunity for students to establish a professional network and connect with students from all over the world, who are likely to hold central roles in public and private sectors as well as in the academy in the future. Lastly, it is an important and prestigious experience for those students wishing to pursue an LL.M. abroad.
Dr. Tamar Megiddo and Adv. Mirjam Streng coach the team. Dr. Doreen Lustig is the team’s academic advisor. The Faculty’s first team members are Mayar Darawshe, Shira Hauzer, Maya Ashkenazi, Vini Mostovoy and Noam Morris.