• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Kate Ogg
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
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Jessup Moot is a summer session elective (LAWS3010). It is the Australian round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Members of the Jessup team are all expected to prepare the written memorials and participate in the internal ANU practice moots. The team then participates in the Australian rounds of the Jessup Moot competition and, if the team reaches the Final of the Australian rounds, would compete in the International Rounds in the United States.

There is a maximum of 5 team members.

Applications for selection for the Summer Jessup Moot team close in first semester the year prior.

More details of Jessup Moot can be viewed at the Jessup website http://www.ilsa.org/jessup/  or view the course description.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Jessup competitors find the experience very challenging but an invaluable intensive introduction to international law.

The competition builds the following capacities: knowledge of international law principles, clarity and persuasiveness of argument, and capacity to think and speak concisely and creatively, particularly in response to questions from the bench during the competition.   

Other Information

To apply for Summer 2014, please complete the application form and submit by the deadline which will be advertised in first semester 2013.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment is based on the performance of the students on the team through the entire Jessup period. A mark is awarded to each Jessup team member based on the performance of the team as evaluated by the team advisers from the international law academic staff.

The criteria on which assessment will be based are:

  • The team's capacity to work cooperatively and successfully under pressure;
  • depth and quality of research;
  • ability to draft a written international law argument and support it with appropriate authority;
  • ability to present oral argument in international law, support it with appropriate authority and defend it under questioning; and
  • the level of achievement of the team in the competition, including awards to individual members.

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Jessup requires hard work. Effective participation requires a full time commitment throughout the preparation and competition period. Minimal part time employment (up to 10 per cent of normal working hours) is permissible, but only up to the Christmas-New Year period.

The preparation of the team written memorials will start in late November. The memorial submission date is usually in the first week of January (possibly earlier for the Australian rounds). Then we hold intensive practice moots. The Australian rounds are held here at the ANU in late January or early February.

The international finals are held in the United States in March or April. The top 2 Australian teams participate in the international competition.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Preliminary Reading

Vaughan Lowe and Malgosia Fitzmaurice (eds) Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice (1996), Shabtai Rosenne, The Law and Practice of the International Court 1920-2005 (4th ed 2006), Christopher Kee, The Art of Argument: A Guide to Mooting (2006) and David Pope and Dan Hill, Mooting and Advocacy Skills (2007).

To be discussed with each year's team regarding the subjects of each year's Jessup problem.

Assumed Knowledge

Applicants for enrolment will be considered in the light of these skills: basic familiarity with international law; general academic performance; research experience and mooting experience (desirable but not essential). We also seek to find at least one team member with these qualities plus excellent IT skills to help in the demanding requirements of constructing the memorials. Students must not have graduated with an LLB by the time the competition is held.

Recommended: Basic familiarity with international law is necessary, but completion of an international law unit is not required.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1626
2014 $2808
2013 $2808
2012 $2808
2011 $2778
2010 $2718
2009 $2670
2008 $2670
2007 $2670
2006 $2646
2005 $2298
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2916
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3426
2008 $3426
2007 $3426
2006 $3426
2005 $3234
2004 $2916
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1123 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person N/A

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