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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On the successful completion of this course students should be able to:
1. outline, summarise and/or synthesise a coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and significant norms of the international law;
2. 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;
3. outline, summarise and/or synthesise a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to that specfic audience of judges of the ICJ;
4. analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence;
5. independently define, plan and conduct legal research on international law in order to produce applicant and respondent memorials for the Jessup Moot competition.
Indicative Assessment1. Written memorials 50%
2. Participation in the oral rounds of the Australian Jessup Moot competition 50%
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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
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