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2009 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning "Operation Provide Shelter" (Alicanto v. Ravisia)

Topics: Responsibility to Protect, Extradition, Treatment of Detainees, Secret Evidence

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

Dates: March 22-28, 2009

Jessup World Cup Champion: Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
Team Members - Ricardo Alarcon Sierra, Giselle Herrera Kheneyzir, Guillero Otalora Lozano, Sebastian Machado Ramirez
Coach - Liliana Obregon

Runner Up:  University College London (United Kingdom)

Team Members - Harpreet Dhillon, Annabel Lee, Tamara Jaber, Mahesh Rai, Nisha Rajoo
Coaches - Claire van Overdikj, Douglas Guilfoyle, Pablo Arrocha

Final Round Judges
H.E. Bruno Simma  - Judge, International Court of Justice
Ruth Wedgwood - Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy; Director of the International Law and Organizations Program, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Jose Alvarez - Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, Columbia Law School

Problem Author

Lead Author - Steven Schneebaum
Senior Authors - Jose Alvarez, David Barron, Elizabeth Burleson, Aaron Fellmeth, Diane Orentlicher, David Scheffer, Quang Trinh, Sophie Wernert
Junior Authors: Amity R. Boye, Courtney Brewer, Jeffrey Brooks, Maria Issaeva, Luke McLaurin, Antonio Riva Palacio Lavin, Gabriel Sanchez, Ashley Walker, Rumiana Yotova, Liang Wei Wong

Executive Director: Amity R. Boye

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Sebastian Machado Ramirez, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Suyash Paliwal, Columbia University (United States)

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): Kings College London (United Kingdom) - click here to view a copy

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of Sydney (Australia) - click here to view a copy

Best Memorial  - Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

Best Memorial - World Regional Rounds (Hardy C. Dillard Award): Kings College London (United Kingdom)

International Law Institute Award: Sebastian Machado Ramirez, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

Spirit of the Jessup Award: Sulaimaniya State University (Iraq)

Steven M. Schneebaum Award: Maria Issaeva (Russia)

Pamela Young Award: Shearman & Sterling LLP, Mary Hampton, Randy Noak, Ennio Rizzi


2009 Results: 

2009 Competition Materials

List of Participating Teams Worldwide
List of Participating Teams - International Rounds

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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