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1972 Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning an International Trade Dispute (Westphalia v. Titania)

Topics: General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), Applicability of UN Controls & Sanctions, Municipal Authority under GATT, Countervailling and Anti-Dumping Duties

Location: Statler-Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

Date: April 29, 1972

Jessup World Cup Champion
University of Miami (USA)
Team Members: Robert F. Urich, W. Paul Needham, Alan Whitaker, John Wopat

Runner Up
Haile Sellassie I University (Ethiopia)
Team Members: Goshu Wolde, Abdul Wasie Yusuf, Assefa Chabo

Final Round Judges
Aron Broches - General Counsel, International Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Rita Hauser - formerly of the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations)
John H. Jackson - University of Michigan Law School

Problem Author
Stanley D. Metzger - Georgetown University Law Center

Jessup Fellow: Jay A. Burgess 

Best Oralist (tie): Robert F. Urich, University of Miami (USA); Donald B. Ross, Jr., Washington & Lee (USA); Robert C. Scott, University of Texas (USA)

Best Memorial: Haile Selassie I University (Ethiopia)

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Golshu Wolde, Haile Selassie I University (Ethiopia)

Number of Teams Worldwide: 99

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 16

Number of Countries9

Number of Countries at the International Rounds8

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