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1988 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning State Responsibility for Certain Acts of Terrorism (Yokum v. Shangri)

Topics: Aut Dedicare Aut Judicare, State Responsibility, Forceable Diversion of an Aircraft, Self-Help, Political Offense Exception

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

Date: April 23, 1988

Jessup World Cup Champion
University of Melbourne (Australia)
Team Members - Jonathan M. Gill, Fiona J. Hudgson, Susanna P. Lobez, Rosemary E. Martin, Daryl J. Williams

Runner Up
National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Team Members - Joan Magdalene Francis, Lena Gan Su Lan, Tan Soon Meng, Francis Xavier A/L. Subramaniam

Final Round Judges
Bradley R. Larschan, Esq. - Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy
Roy Lee - Legal Representative, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations Secretariat
Vadim I. Luk'yanovich, LL.D. - Counselor, Legal Affairs, Permanent Mission of the USSR to the United Nations

Problem Authors 
Bradley R. Larschan, Esq. - Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy
Alfred P. Rubin - Professor of Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
John F. Murphy - Professor of Law, Villanova Law School

Executive Director: Jonathan Clark Green

Assistant Jessup AdministratorPamela M. Young 

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Fiona J. Hudgson, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Best Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Joan Magdalene Francis, University of Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

Best Memorial  - Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): (tie) University of Melbourne (Australia), Columbia University (USA)

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

1988 Records: 

Number of Teams Worldwide: 265

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 39

Number of Countries43

Number of Countries at the International Rounds29

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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