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1981 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning the Delimitation of a Maritime Boundary on the Continental Shelf (New Ghana v. New Togo)

Topics: Continental Shelf Boundary Delimitation, Territorial Sea Boundaries, Compulsory Joinder of a Third Party

Location: International Inn, Washington, D.C.

Date: April 25, 1981

Jessup World Cup Champion
Australian National University (Australia)
Team Members - Vivienne Bath, Andrew Byrnes, Christopher Erskine, Thomas Faunce

Runner Up
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (USA)
Team Members - Michael K. Brady, Steven Kaiser, A. Alan Kennedy, Richard E. McCarthy, Robert McIntosh

Final Round Judges
Hon. Taslim Olawale Elias - Vice President of the International Court of Justice
Hon. Elliot L. Richardson - Tweed, Milbank, Hadley & McCloy, formerly Attorney General of the United States of America
Professor Jonathan I. Charney - Vanderbilt University School of Law, Member U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea

Problem Author
Professor Jonathan I. Charney, Vanderbilt University School of Law, Member U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea

Jessup Fellow: Louis E. Emery

Administrative AssistantPamela M. Young 

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Vivienne Bath, Australian National University (Australia)

Best Oralist (International Rounds): Vivienne Bath, Australian National University (Australia)

Best Oralist (US Rounds): Kevin Clark, Baylor University

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of Georgia (USA)

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): Washington & Lee University (USA)

Best Memorial Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): Australian National University (Australia)

Best Memorial (US Rounds): Washington & Lee University

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

Number of Teams Worldwide: 181

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 28

Number of Countries29

Number of Countries at the International Rounds17

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

  • Chapman LLM
  • Bucerius
  • The Hague Academy of International Law
  • University of San Diego
  • Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
  • Pepperdine Law
  • UGA LLM
  • Boston College
  • Drexel
  • Widener Law
  • Cornell
  • IBA Ad
  • LSU LLM
  • American University Washington College of Law- Human Rights and Humanitarian Law