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Jessup Moot Court

Founded in 1959 by students from Harvard Law School, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest, oldest and most prestigious competition of this kind The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.

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Team Freiburg 2016/17

In the winter term 2016/17 a new team of the University of Freiburg will participate in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The team was selected in the sommer term 2016. Applications will be open again in the sommer term 2017 for joining the team 2017/18.

Due to the strict anonymity requirement of the competition rules we unfortunately cannot introduce the current team. However, you can find information on our previous teams.

Thematic focus of the Jessup competition 2016/17

ILSA has announced that the thematic focus of the Jessup season 2016/17 will be as follows:

"The 2017 Jessup Compromis will address transboundary aquifers, basic human rights including the rights to food and water, and what happens when arguable violations of those rights generate refugee outflows."