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1968 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning Passage Through the Gulf of Aqaba (United Arab Republic v. United States)

Topics: Law of the Sea, Right of Passage, Legality of the Use of Force, Third Party Neutrality

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

Date: April 27, 1968

Jessup World Cup Champion: 
Duke University (USA)
Team Members: Garrett E. Brown, William M. Piatt IV, Michael D. Rivel, James E. Dunlap

Runner Up:  
University of Miami (USA)
Team Members: Dennis I. Holober, William M. Lobel, Memorial Counsel Unlisted.

Final Round Judges
Hon. Eric H. Hager - former Legal Advisor, U.S. State Department
Leo Gross - Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
Majid Khadduri - Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Problem Author
Dale Collinson - Clerk, United States Supreme Court

Jessup Administrator: Francis J. Conte (University of Texas)

Administrative Assistance By: Alessandra Luini Del Rosso, Richard Edwards, & Stephen M. Schwebel

Best Oralist: Garrett E. Brown, Jr., Duke University (USA)

Best Memorial: Duke University (USA)

Number of Teams Worldwide: 32

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 6

Number of Countries2

Number of Countries at the International Rounds1

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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