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2012 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning the Temple of Mai Tocao (Aprophe v. Rantania)

Topics: Legality of the Use of Force by an International Organization, Attributability of the Use of Force to an International Organization, Jurisdictional Immunities of the State, Cultural Property 

Location: Capitol Hilton, Washington, D.C.

Dates: March 25-31, 2012

Jessup World Cup Champion: Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov (Russia)
Team Members - Olga Nasonova, Natalya Sekretareva, Elena Manasyan, Aleksandra Ivlieva, Grigory Vaypan
Coach - Egor Chilikov

Runner Up:  Columbia University (United States)

Team Members - Evan Ezray, Jan Messerschmidt, Benjamin Schrier, Jennifer Lim, Aidan Grano
Coach - Jacob Johnston, Daniela Blank, Lori Damrosch, Larry Johnson, Valentin Jeutner

Final Round Judges
H.E. Hisashi Owada  - Judge, International Court of Justice 
H.E. Joan Donoghue  - Judge, International Court of Justice
H.E. Kenneth Keith - Judge, International Court of Justice

Problem Author

Lead Author - Lucas Lixinski, Fernando Bordin, Maite Schmitz

Executive Director: Will Patterson

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Jennifer Lim, Columbia University (United States)

Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Joshua Anderson, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): National Law School of India University (India) - click here to view a copy

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): Columbia University (United States) - click here to view a copy

Best Memorial  - Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): Columbia University (United States)

Best Memorial - World Regional Rounds (Hardy C. Dillard Award)Columbia University (United States)

International Law Institute Award: Ana Florencia Adelardi Miranda, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) 

Best New Team: University of the Gambia (Gambia)

Best Overall Applicant: Columbia University (United States)

Best Overall Respondent: University of Melbourne (Australia)

Best Applicant Memorial1. Auckland University (New Zealand); 2. (tie) Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel); Columbia University (United States)

Best Respondent Memorial1. University of Malaya (Malaysia); 2. University of Hawaii - (United States); 3. (tie) University of Ottawa - Common Law (Canada); Seoul National University (South Korea)

Spirit of the Jessup Award: Birzeit University (Occupied Palestinian Territory)

Steven M. Schneebaum Award: Ninon Casillas (Mexico); Wenqi Zhu (China)

Pamela Young Award: Cynthia Lichtenstein, Guillermo Otalora, Sebastian Machado


2012 Results: 

2012 Competition Materials

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