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2008 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning Certain Criminal Proceedings between Adova & Rotania

Topics: Terrorism, Treatment of Detainees, Military Commissions & Due Process, International Criminal Jurisdiction

Location: Fairmont Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Dates: April 6-12, 2008

Jessup World Cup Champion: Case Western Reserve University School of Law (USA)
Team Members - Margaux Day, Patrick Dowd, Brianne Draffin, Zachary Lampell, Alexander Laytin
Coach - Elizabeth Young

Runner Up:  University of New South Wales (Australia)

Team Members - Hernan Pintos-Lopez, Derek Wong, Brent Michael, Thomas Levi, Rebecca Zaman
Coaches - Jane McAdam

Final Round Judges
Richard J. Goldstone  - Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Former Chief Prosecutor for ICTR and ICTY
David M. Crane - Professor of Law (Syracuse University), Former Chief Prosecutor Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone
Lucy Reed - Partner, Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Derringer LLP; President-Elect of the American Society of International Law

Problem Author
Lead Author - Michael Scharf
Senior Authors - David Barron, David Scheffer, Steven Schneebaum
Junior Authors: Amity R. Boye, Courtney Brewer, Jeffrey Brooks, Jeremy Gordon, Meredith Perlman, Paul Townsend

Executive Director: Amity R. Boye

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Margaux Day, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (USA)

Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Fatima Al-Khoee, University College London (United Kingdom)

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines) - click here to view a copy

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of Ottawa - Common Law (Canada) - click here to view a copy

Best Memorial  - Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

Best Memorial - World Regional Rounds (Hardy C. Dillard Award)Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)

Spirit of the Jessup Award: University of Namibia (Namibia)

Pamela Young Award: Russell Dalferes, Carol Kalinoski, Sophie Wernert


2008 Results: 

2008 Competition Materials

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 97 competing, 12 exhibition, 2 observing

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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