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1974 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning a Dispute over Deep Ocean Mining Rights (Industria v. Latia)

Topics: Law of the Sea Negotiations; Deep Sea Bed Mining; Jurisdictional Claims over Territorial Sea, Economic Resource Zones, & Continental Shelf; Legality of the Use of Force

Location: Statler-Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

Date: April 27, 1974

Jessup World Cup Champion
University of Texas (USA)
Team Members: Daniel K. Hedges, John Berkel, Douglas M. Becker

Runner Up
Haile Selassie I University (Ethiopia)
Team Members: Mesfin Dessie, Elias Nour, Musa Hussein Naib

Final Round Judges
Richard R. Baxter - Professor of Law, Harvard Law School)
Dr. Ruth Lapidoth - Associate Professor of International Law, Hebrew Univeristy, Jerusalem; Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)
Brian Fleming, Q.C., - Nova Scotia Bar and Dalhousie University Law School

Problem Author
Dennis M. O'Connor, Naval War College

Jessup Fellow: Judith R. Hall

Administrative AssistantSarah R. Nagler 

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Daniel K. Hedges, University of Texas (USA)

Best Oralist (International Rounds): Mefsin Dessie, Haile Selassie I University (Ethiopia)

Best Oralist (US Rounds): Dennis Arrow, California Western University

Best Memorial Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): University of Nigeria, Enugu (Nigeria)

Best Memorial (US Rounds): University of Texas

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

Number of Teams Worldwide: 103

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 18

Number of Countries16

Number of Countries at the International Rounds11

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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