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1996 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning Development & the Waters of the Ozoonio River (Behestoon v. Agistanus)

Topics: Definitions of Terrorism and State Support, Extradition/Aut Dedere Aut Iudicare, Minority Rights, Right to Privacy 

Location: United States Ceremonial Courtroom, Washington, D.C.

Date: March 30, 1996

Jessup World Cup Champion
University of Sydney (Australia)
Team Members - Matthew McLennan, Ben Kremer, Ben Olbourne, Rebecca Kavanagh, Jane Doolan
Coach - Dr. Donald Rothwell

Runner Up
National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Team Members - Kwan Song Eu, Heikel Khalio Bafana, Shan Shan Blossom Hing, Lyn Lee
Coach - Prof. Robert Beckman

Final Round Judges

Charles N. Brower - President, American Society of International Law (ASIL)
Catherine Kessedjian, Esq. - Professor of Law, Universite de Bourgogne
Hon. Stephen M. Schwebel - Judge & Vice-President, International Court of Justice

Problem Authors

Concept: Steven M. Schneebaum, Esq. - Patton Boggs LLP

The 1996 Jessup Problem was a cooperative effort among ILSA, ASIL, and the Friends of the Jessup. Primary authors/reviewers were: Carlos Vasques, David Wippman, Harry Almond, Angeline Chen, David Sabin Anderson, Charlene Cabral, Jennifer Krieger, and Paul Zarrins. 

Executive Director: David Sabin Anderson

Executive AssistantCarol T. Monroe

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Lyn Lee, National University of Singapore 

Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Ben Kremer, University of Sydney (Australia)

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of Vienna (Austria)

Best Memorial  - Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Best Memorial - World Regional Rounds (Hardy C. Dillard Award): University of Malaya (Malaysia)

1996 Records: 

Number of Teams Worldwide: 259

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 49

Number of Countries39

Number of Countries at the International Rounds39

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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