Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2020
The School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in association with the Athens Public International Law Center (Athens PIL), cordially invite you to express your interest for the 61st Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. We are looking for up to five undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in participating in the team.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the oldest moot court competition in the world with more than 1000 participating universities all around the globe. University students are called to act as agents of two imaginary countries pleading in defence of their country on issues of public international law before the International Court of Justice. This year the competition will address issues of multi-fora international litigation, the accountability of heads of States for war crimes, killer robots and … a wall. The complete case is expected to be released by the organizers this week.
The team will have to prepare the written submissions and then argue the case before a panel of judges. The National Rounds will take place in early 2020, and the International Rounds will take place in Washington, D.C., USA on 12-18 April 2020. For more information on the competition, you can visit the organizer’s website: www.ilsa.org/about-jessup.
Students are invited to send their CVs to jessupathenslaw[at]gmail[dot]com and to Professor Maria Gavouneli (mgavoun[at]law.uoa[dot]gr), academic advisor of the competition. Please mention your grades on all international law courses along with any other activities you deem relevant. You are requested to submit your CV by Friday, 27 September 2019. A first meeting will take place on Tuesday, 01 October 2019 at 18:00, in Athens PIL (Akademias 47, 3rd floor).