Compromis: Case Concerning Air & Outer Space Law (Peoples Astral Union v. Federation of Celestial States)

Topics: Space Law, Treaty Interpretation, Sovereignty in Outer Space, Liability Claims by Nationals

Location: International Inn, Washington, D.C.

Date: April 19, 1980

Jessup World Cup Champion
Georgetown University Law Center (USA)
Team Members – Rosalie Lawlor, James McKowen, Barbara Miller, Susan Shepherd, Chistopher Torem

Runner Up
University of Singapore (Singapore)
Team Members – Chia Chor Leong, Ivy Hwang

Final Round Judges
Hon. Hans Blix – Under-Secretary of State for International Development & Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Eilene Galloway – Honorary Director of the International Institute of Space Law of the International Astronautical Federation
S. Neil Hosenball – General Counsel, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Problem Authors
Harry H. Almond, Jr. – National War College
Assistance from Brig. Gen. Martin Menter – USAF ret., President of U.S. Members of International Institute of Space Law

Jessup Fellow: Cynthia S. Huber

Administrative AssistantPamela M. Young 

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Chia Chor Leong, University of Singapore (Singapore)

Best Oralist (International Rounds): Nicole Bours, University of Leiden (The Netherlands)

Best Oralist (US Rounds): Mark Amador, Northwestern University

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of Washington (USA)

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of Washington (USA)

Best Memorial Int’l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): University of Liberia (Liberia)

Best Memorial (US Rounds): University of Washington

Best Memorial (US Regional Rounds – Rutgers Award): McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

Number of Teams Worldwide: 196

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 35

Number of Countries28

Number of Countries at the International Rounds23