1982 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning the Treatment of Refugees & Aliens (Septentrion v. Meridion)

Topics: Legitimate Governing Authority/State Responsibility, Protection of Civilians in Times of War, Mass Migration, Treatment of Detainees

Location: International Inn, Washington, D.C.

Date: April 24, 1982

Jessup World Cup Champion
National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Team Members - Rajah Vijaya Kumar, Jimmy Yim Wing Kuen, Steven Chong Horng Siong, Davinder Singh

Runner Up
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (USA)
Team Members - Hazen Brown, W.H. Halker, Jr., Michael Molland, Carol Olson-Ellyson, Suzanne Ramirez

Final Round Judges
Rt. Hon. The Lord Wilberforce, Q.C., P.C., O.B.E., C.M.G. - Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the House of Lords; Chairman, Executive Council, International Law Association; and Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration
Hon. Shigeru Oda - Judge, International Court of Justice
Hon. Eric Suy - Under-Secretary General, Legal Counsel, United Nations

Problem Author
Steven M. Schneebaum, Esq. - Patton, Boggs, & Blow, on behalf of the International Human Rights Law Group of the Procedural Aspects of the International Law Institute

Jessup Fellow: Richard W. Nelson

Administrative AssistantPamela M. Young 

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Davinder Singh, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Best Oralist (International Rounds): Martin Desrosiers, University of Montreal (Canada)

Best Oralist (US Rounds): Steven Vincent, Fordham University

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

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Best Memorial Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Best Memorial (US Rounds): Fordham University

Best Memorial (US Regional Rounds - Rutgers Award): University of Pennsylvania

Number of Teams Worldwide: 197

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 29

Number of Countries23

Number of Countries at the International Rounds17