Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition I   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog

LAW 607 - Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition I

Credits, 1 sem. hr.
The course prepares second and third year law students for the year-long Jessup International Moot Court Competition, which includes regional, national and international rounds. The course includes an introduction to the primary sources, doctrinal rules and principles of international law, as well as the methodologies of advanced research in international law. Students will work in small groups and learn how to evaluate and solve problems in international law. Enrollment requires each team member to devote at least 6 hours per week to research, writing and oral arguments. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of five students. Participation and enrollment is subject to approval by the Director of Advocacy and a faculty advisor. The credit awarded to a student for participation in the fall semester of the second and third year, respectively, is a graded one hour (1) classroom credit; and the credit awarded for participation in the spring semester of each year is a one hour (1) pass/fail non-classroom credit.