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1994 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning the Granting of Refugee Status (Freedonia v. Balboa)

Topics: Preliminary Objections to the Jurisdiction of the ICJ, Refugee Status, Non-Refoulement, Formation fo Customary International Law

Location: ANA Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Date: April 10, 1994

Jessup World Cup Champion
National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Team Members - Cheng Hock Ang, Christopher Anand Daniel, Jayanthi Sadanandan, Ken Hwee Tang, Michael Ewing-Chow
Coach - Assoc. Prof. Robert Beckman

Runner Up
University of Melbourne (Australia)
Team Members - Carolyn Evans, Helen Stylianou, Madelaine Chiam, Stephen Donoghue, Sundhya Pahuja
Coach - Mr. Tim McCormack

Final Round Judges
Dr. Rebecca M.M. Wallace - Lecturer in Law, University of Strathclyde 
Ved Nanda - Professor, University of Denver College of Law
Cynthia Price Cohen - Executive Director, CHILDRIGHTS
Larry Johnson - Principal Legal Officer, United Nations
Morad Eghbal - Reiss Foundation/Howard University School of Law

Problem Authors
Dr. Rebecca M.M. Wallace - Lecturer in Law, University of Strathclyde

Executive Director: Brett J. Lorenzen

Assistant Jessup AdministratorPamela M. Young 

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Carolyn Evans, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Best Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Frank Snyckers, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): International Islamic University (Malaysia)

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

Best Memorial  - Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): University of San Diego (USA)

Best Memorial - World Regional Rounds (Hardy C. Dillard Award)University of Alabama (USA)

1994 Records: 

Number of Teams Worldwide: 269

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 47

Number of Countries36

Number of Countries at the International Rounds36

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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