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Jessup Competition Resources: 2021: Home

A basic research guide for issues presented by the 2021 Jessup Competition problem.

Introduction to Jessup

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 87 countries. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.

This guide lists resources that may be helpful to participants in the Jessup competition. It is focused on the topic of Public International Law.

The 2023 Jessup Problem is a case dealing with international responsibilities during pandemics, diplomatic asylum, and violent acts involving civil aircraft.
Previous Jessup competition documents (including example memorials) can be found in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium available via HeinOnline.

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