Named after Columbia Law Professor Philip C. Jessup, this is the premier international moot court, with participants from over 500 law schools across more than 80 nations. The competition is sponsored by the International Law Students Association (ILSA) in conjunction with the American Society of International Law (ASIL), under rules prescribed by ILSA/ASIL. The Competition simulates a dispute between two countries before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the judicial arm of the United Nations. Competitors in the World Championship Round have the opportunity to argue before a judge on the IJC.
The competition is open to all first-and second-year J.D. students and requires a two-year commitment. At Columbia, the Jessup team is selected through a competition organized by the previous year's team and publicized through the Columbia Society of International Law.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
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