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1977 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning the International Export of Nuclear Explosives Technology (Shangri-La v. Pandora)

Topics: Treaty Interpretration, Material Breach, Remedies for a Material Breach

Location: Hotel Mark Hopkins, San Francisco, CA

Date: April 23, 1977

Jessup World Cup Champion
University of Kansas (USA)
Team Members - David Davenport, David Jeans, Kathleen Clubb Kaufman

Runner Up
University of Toronto (Canada)
Team Members - Raj Anand, Jon Fried, Jane Hill

Final Round Judges
Hon. Ben C. Duniway - Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Professor Yuichi Takano - Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo
Mr. Carlton Stoiber - Assistant General Counsel, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Problem Author 
Ronald J. Bettauer - Deputy Assistant Legal Advisor for Oceans, Environment, & Scientific Affairs - Office of the Legal Advisor, United States Department of State

Jessup Fellow: Kenneth Klein

Administrative AssistantPamela M. Young 

Best Oralist (Championship Round): David Jeans, University of Kansas (USA)

Best Oralist (International Rounds): Jonathan T. Fried, University of Toronto (Canada)

Best Oralist (US Rounds): David Jeans, University of Kansas

Best Memorial Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): University of Toronto (Canada)

Best Memorial (US Rounds): University of Maine

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

Number of Teams Worldwide: 157

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 29

Number of Countries: 24

Number of Countries at the International Rounds20

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  • The Hague Academy of International Law
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  • Mitchell Hamline
  • Chapman LLM
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  • UGA LLM
  • Drexel
  • Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law