1971 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning an Aerial Hijacking Incident (Aegea & Barcelona v. Franconia)

Topics: Air Piracy/Forceable Diversions of Aircraft, Duty to Prosecute or Extradite, Criminal Jurisdiction over Proceedings Related to Hijackings

Location: Statler-Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

Date: May 1, 1971

Jessup World Cup Champion
University of Texas (USA)
Team Members: David P. Graham, David P. Seikel, Guy L. Watts

Runner Up
University of California - Davis (USA)
Team Members: Stephen Austin, Thomas Goff, Edward Conry, George Martin

Final Round Judges
Hon. Byron R. White - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Najeeb E. Halaby - President, Pan-American World Airways
Charles S. Rhyne - President, World Peace Through Law Center

Problem Author
Edward McWhinney, University of Toronto

Jessup Fellow: J. Robert Steelman 

Administrative Assistant: Ralph L. Humphrey

Best Oralist: David P. Seikel, University of Texas (USA)

Best Memorial: Vanderbilt University (USA)

Best Oralist (Championship Round): David P. Seikel, University of Texas (USA)

Number of Teams Worldwide: 73

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 9

Number of Countries5

Number of Countries at the International Rounds4

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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