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1983 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning the Chesterfield Highway (Richmond v. Belterre)

Topics: Treaty Interpretation, Material Breach of a Treaty and Its Consequences, Reprisals, Nationality, Doctrine of Extraterritoriality

Location: The Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Date: April 16, 1983

Jessup World Cup Champion:
University of Kansas (USA)
Team Members - Ernest Boles, Jaculin Aaron, Christie Sharp, Steven Walton

Runner Up
National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Team Members - Yvonne Ang, Susan Mary DeSilva, Alban Kang, Kenneth Tan

Final Round Judges
Professor Heribert Golsong - Former Vice President & General Counsel at the International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (World Bank)
Dr. Fred L. Morrison - Counselor on International Law, United States Department of State
Frits Kalshoven - Professor of Law, University of Leiden

Problem Author
Steven M. Schneebaum, Esq., Patton, Boggs, & Blow

Jessup Fellow: Elizabeth L. Rodgers

Administrative AssistantPamela M. Young 

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Jaculin Aaron,  University of Kansas (USA)

Best Oralist (International Rounds): George Takach, University of Toronto (Canada)

Best Oralist (US Rounds): Jon Brooks, Tulane University

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

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): Fordham University (USA)

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

Best Memorial (US Rounds): Tulane University

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

Number of Teams Worldwide: 206

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 30

Number of Countries25

Number of Countries at the International Rounds19

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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