• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Cassandra Steer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Summer Session 2022
    See Future Offerings

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.


There is a maximum of 5 team members.


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

Further information will be located on the ANU College of Law website.


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

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Synthesise and critically evaluate the underlying principles, significant norms and recent developments in international law.
  2. Moot in the role of advocate at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), demonstrating adaptability in practise and competition moots by taking a range of positions within the advocacy team and either side of the legal dispute.
  3. Synthesise and communicate a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to the judges of the ICJ.
  4. Critically evaluate, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to develop solutions to complex international law problems.
  5. Define, plan and conduct legal research on international law in order to produce applicant and respondent memorials for the Jessup Moot competition.
  6. Reflect on and review key elements of a growing professional and ethical identity, including but not limited to: technical and communication skills; a reflective and ethical approach, and high level personal autonomy and accountability

Other Information

Enrolment is limited with selection based on a competitive process. Application information can be located on the ANU College of Law Website.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Written memorials (50) [LO 1,4,5,6]
  2. Participation in the oral rounds of the Australian Jessup Moot competition (50) [LO 2,3,6]

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Workload

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.


From November to December, students are expected to commit 40 hours per week.

From January until March, students are expected to commit 56 hours per week.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Juris Doctor (MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS4010 Jessup Moot.

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

Prescribed Texts

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1574 01 Nov 2021 03 Dec 2021 07 Jan 2022 31 Mar 2022 In Person View

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