• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Imogen Saunders
    • Dr Kate Ogg
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2020
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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:

  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 Assessment

  1. 1. Written memorials 50% (50) [LO null]
  2. 2. Participation in the oral rounds of the Australian Jessup Moot competition 50% (50) [LO null]

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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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Bachelor of Laws (LLB, LLB(H)) and have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses. An application process exists for this course.

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

Prescribed Texts

None specified

Fees

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
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
1418 01 Nov 2019 01 Dec 2019 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2020 In Person N/A

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