Jessup Moot is a summer session elective. 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/
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful conclusion of this capstone course, students should be able to:
- Identify, plan, manage and execute a substantive and original written research project addressing a complex problem, and do so independently, and to a high professional standard appropriate to the professional setting.
- Demonstrate persuasive and inclusive written and oral communications skills appropriate to specialist and non-specialist audiences, and a given professional setting.
- Integrate and apply multiple areas of legal knowledge, skills and professional values gained throughout the JD program.
- Recognise and apply JD graduate attributes such as, but not limited to: an extended understanding of recent developments in law and its practice; high level research skills; high level conceptualisation; the ability to generate and evaluate complex ideas; legal technical and communication skills; a reflective and ethical approach, and high level personal autonomy and accountability.
- Reflect on and review key elements of a growing professional and ethical identity by, for example, naming and debating specific interests, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and career motivations and aspirations.
- Outline, summarise and/or synthesise a coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and significant norms of the international law.
- Demonstrate communication skills in order to moot as if an advocate at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), demonstrating adaptability in practise and competition moots by taken a range of positions within the advocacy team and either side of the legal dispute.
- Outline, summarise and/or synthesise a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to that specific audience of judges of the ICJ.
- Define, plan and conduct legal research on international law in order to produce applicant and respondent memorials for the Jessup Moot competition, by working independently.
Other InformationEntry into this course is through an application process, advertised through the Wattle JD program page
Indicative AssessmentAssessment is likely to consist of:
- Written memorials 50%
- Participation in the oral rounds of the Australian Jessup Moot competition 50%
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WorkloadJessup 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
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1897||01 Jan 2018||19 Jan 2018||19 Jan 2018||31 Mar 2018||In Person||N/A|