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1965 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning A Murder Committed by an American Citizen against a British Citizen on the Moon

Topics: Criminal Jurisdiction in Terra Nullius, Legal Title to Terra Nullius, Extradition, Diplomatic Protection, Duty to Prosecute, Termination of a Treaty

Location: The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C. 

Jessup World Cup Champion
Columbia University (USA)
Team Members: Martin S. Kaufmann, Bennett G. Picker, Joseph J. Murrie, Joseph McLaughlin

Runner Up
University of Virginia (USA)
Team Members: Joseph Fleming, Rennard Strickland

Final Round Judges
Abram Chayes - Former Legal Advisor, United States State Department
Maxwell Cohen - Dean, McGill Law School
I.M. Sinclair - Legal Advisor, Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations

Problem Author
Howard Taubenfeld - Southern Methodist University School of Law

Jessup Administrator: Thomas Cady - University of Texas

Best Oralist: Rennard Strickland, University of Virginia (USA)

Best Memorial: Columbia University (USA)

Number of Teams Worldwide: 16

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 4

Number of Countries1

Number of Countries at the International Rounds1

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

  • Mitchell Hamline
  • Santa Clara
  • Bucerius
  • IBA Ad
  • Chapman LLM
  • University of Groningen
  • UGA LLM
  • LSU LLM
  • Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
  • Drexel
  • American University Washington College of Law- Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
  • Ohio Northern
  • The Hague Academy of International Law
  • Cornell