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Case Concerning The Zetian Provinces

Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.

March 20-26, 2011

Jessup World Cup Champion: University of Sydney (Australia)

Runner-Up: Columbia University (USA)

Final Round Judges:
Thomas Buergenthal - Former Judge, International Court of Justice
Claudio Grossman - Former President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Mark Pieth - Chairman, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Transactions

Problem Authors:
Lead Authors - Leila Sadat, Larry Johnson, Nicola Bonucci

Executive Director: Will Patterson


Stephen M. Schwebel Best Oralist Award (Championship Round): Jennifer Lim, Columbia University (USA)

Best Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Jacob Johnston, Columbia University (USA)

Richard R. Baxter Award for Best Applicant Memorial: Case Western Reserve University (USA)

Richard R. Baxter Award for Best Respondent Memorial: University of Sydney (Australia)

Alona E. Evans Award for Best Memorial at the White & Case International Rounds: Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

Hardy C. Dillard Award for Best Combined Memorials of the National & Regional Rounds: Tblisi State University (Georgia)

International Law Institute Award : Philip Gerard Dabao, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)


New 2011 Awards Presented at the White & Case International Rounds

  1. Best New Team - Awarded to the most successful Advanced Round team from a country that had competed for three or fewer years.

    • Best New Team: Norman Manley Law School (Jamaica)

  2. Best Overall Side - In 2011, ILSA presented new awards to honor the best overall Applicant and Respondent presentations. The Best Overall Applicant award is given to the team with the highest Applicant Memorial plus Applicant oral scores. The Best Overall Respondent award is, likewise, given to the team with the highest combined Respondent written and oral scores.

    • Best Overall Applicant: India National Law University (India)

    • Best Overall Respondent: Columbia University (USA)

  3. Best Applicant Memorial and Best Respondent Memorial - The Alona Evans Award is given to the teams with the top 10 best combined Memorials at the White & Case International Rounds. However, there was until 2011 no prize for best individual Applicant Memorial or Respondent Memorial. Thus, in 2011 ILSA presented new awards for the top three Applicant Memorials and the top three Respondent Memorials.

    • Best Applicant Memorial
      1. Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
      2. National Academy for Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad (India)
      3. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)

    • Best Respondent Memorial
      1. Xiamen University (China)
      2. University of California - Hastings (USA)
      3. Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

Spirit of the Jessup Award, Presented by the International Bar Association: Kyoto University and Sophia University (Japan)

Steven M. Schneebaum Outstanding National Administrator Award: Ghulam Reza Mohammady (Afghanistan); Alejandro Turyn (Argentina); Kari Kammel, Rokosh Abdullah, Bakhcha Omar (Iraq)

Pam Young Award: Anne Holliday, Anthony Nuval, Steven Schneebaum


MORE RESULTS & DOCUMENTS


PHOTOS & VIDEOS

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THE COMPROMIS (Competition Problem)

  • Official Version: HTML Format / Word Format
  • Arabic-language version: Word Format
  • French-language version: Word Format
  • A translated version of the Compromis may serve as the official version of the Compromis for the purpose of your National Rounds only if your National Rules Supplement specifically replaces the English version with the translated version. In such case, the replacement is ONLY effective for your National Rounds. Please contact your National Administrator if you have any questions.

CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS TO THE COMPROMIS

  • Official Version: HTML Format / Word Format
  • French-language version: Word Format
  • A translated version of the Corrections and Clarifications may serve as the official version for the purpose of your National Rounds only if your National Rules Supplement specifically replaces the English version with the translated version. In such case, the replacement is ONLY effective for your National Rounds. Please contact your National Administrator if you have any questions.

BASIC MATERIALS

The Basic Materials are a collection of sources designed to ensure that all teams, regardless of budget and access to research facilities, start from the same position. All Basic Materials will be posted to the ILSA Jessup website.



COMPETITION RULES

2011 Official Rules

The 2011 Official Rules of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition were approved by the ILSA Board of Directors on August 9, 2010. The Board approved several changes to the Official Rules. Teams are advised to read the 2011 Rules completely and carefully, and not to rely merely on last year's Rules or this year's Summary of Rules Changes.


2011 National Rules Supplements

National Rules Supplements will be posted here as they are approved by the ILSA Executive Office.