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1998 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning the International Criminal Tribunal (Remorra v. Arden)

Topics: Jurisdiction of the International Tribunal, State Succession, Political Offense Exception, Bank Secrecy Laws

Location: ANA Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Date: April 4, 1998

Jessup World Cup Champion: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Team Members - Gabriela Echeverria-Gutierrez, Claudia Molina-Perez, Alvaro Santos Rivera, Francisco Quintana-Garcia, Carlos F. Lozada Almada

Runner Up:  Australian National University (Australia)
Team Members - Douglas J.A. Guilfoyle, Benjamin D. O'Donnell, Jeffrey A. Derix

Final Round Judges
James Crawford - Professor of Law, Cambridge University 
Rosalyn Higgins - Judge, International Court of Justice
Payam Akhavan - Legal Advisor, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda

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

Executive Director: Yvette S. Roozenbeek

Administrative DirectorAmy E. Keyser

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Douglas J.A. Guilfoyle, Australian National University (Australia) 

Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Houda Younan, University of Sydney (Australia)

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

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

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

Best Memorial - World Regional Rounds (Hardy C. Dillard Award)University of Calgary (Canada)

1998 Records: 

Number of Teams Worldwide: 275

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 57

Number of Countries47

Number of Countries at the International Rounds47

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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