1967 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning Certain Incidents on the Moon (United Nations v. France)

Topics: Sovereignty over Terra Nullius, Classification of Land as Terra Nullius or Terra Communes, Viability of the Outer Space Treaty, Self-Help, Mineral Rights

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

Date: April 29, 1967

Jessup World Cup Champion: 
Vanderbilt University (USA)
Team Members: M. Elizabeth Culbreth, Daniel W. McAllen III, Alvin P. Adams Jr., John J.A. Hossenlopp, Charles J. Pittman

Runner Up:  
Harvard Law School (USA)
Team Members: James R. Lowe, Thomas W. Taylor, Memorial Agents Unlisted

Final Round Judges
Hon. Leonard C. Meeker - Legal Advisor, U.S. State Department
Charles N. Van Doren - Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency
Walter D. Sohier - Former General Counsel of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Problem Author
Oliver J. Lissitzyn, Columbia University

Jessup Administrator: Martin S. Kaufman (Columbia University)

Administrative AssistanceH.C.L. Merrilat, Stephen M. Schwebel, Peter D. Trooboff

Best Oralist (tie): Daniel W. McAllen III, Vanderbilt University (USA); Thomas W. Taylor (Harvard Law School)

Best Memorial: Vanderbilt University (USA)

Number of Teams Worldwide: 35

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 5

Number of Countries1

Number of Countries at the International Rounds1