Compromis: Case Arising Out of a Collision on the High Seas, Involving Conflict Between the Law of the Forum and the Law of a Convention (Belgium v. United States)

Topics: Law of the Sea, Conflict of Laws, Customary International Law, Exhaustion of Local Remedies

Location: Statler-Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. 

Jessup World Cup Champion
Columbia University (USA)
Team Members: David Abell, Joel Davidow, Adrian Colley, Robert Hahnen, Gabriel Wilner

Jessup Runner Up
University of North Carolina (USA)
Team Members: Joseph Friedberg, Joseph Farrel

Final Round Judges
Michael H. Cardozo – Cornell Law School
Leavenworth Colby – Chief, Admiralty & Shipping Section, U.S. Department of Justice
Hon. Edward Dumbauld – Judge, United States Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Problem Author
Covey T. Oliver – Inter-American Juridical Court of the Organization of American States

Best Oralist: Joseph Friedberg, University of North Carolina (USA)

Best Memorial: Columbia University

Number of Teams Worldwide: 8

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 2

Number of Countries1

Number of Countries at the International Rounds: 1