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1976 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning American Efforts to Prevent Foreign Takeovers of Major American Industries (The Amerind Investment Case) (United States v. France)

Topics: Expropriations, Enforceability of Penal Laws Before the I.C.J., Effect of National Decisions Before the I.C.J., Remedies for Takings

Location: Sheraton Park Hotel, Washington, DC

Date: April 24, 1976

Jessup World Cup Champion: 
University of Toronto (Canada)
Team Members - Patricia C. Jackson, Richard van Banning

Runner Up
American University - Washington College of Law (United States)
Team Members - Bruce Aitken, Rex Krakauer, Jay Lenrow, Robert Rutecki, James Schwenk

Final Round Judges
Hardy C. Dillard - Judge, International Court of Justice
Georges R. Delaume - Senior Counsel, International Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Harold Leventhal - Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Problem Author
Michael H. Cardozo - District of Columbia Bar; formerly Professor of Law at Cornell Law School

Jessup Fellow: Katherine Hope Larson

Administrative AssistantPamela M. Young 

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Richard van Banning, University of Toronto (Canada)

Best Oralist (International Rounds): Deborah E. Barker, University of Singapore (Singapore)

Best Oralist (US Rounds): Michael Nardotti, Fordham University

Best Memorial (Alona E. Evans Award): University of Toronto (Canada)

Best Memorial (US Rounds): McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

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

Number of Teams Worldwide: 134

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 22

Number of Countries18

Number of Countries at the International Rounds14

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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