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2012 Jessup Moot Court Final Rounds Discussion with the Compromis Authors

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Published on May 16, 2012

Now in its 53rd year, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The competition is a simulation of a dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.

The Fletcher School LLM Program in International Law at Tufts University hosted the Final Round Lunch and Discussion with the Compromis Authors on March 31, 2012. Authors were on hand to talk about their views on how the Jessup Compromis issues were selected, the types of arguments they expected to hear from competitors, what they thought the best arguments were for each side, and answer questions from participating teams.

Thank you to this year's Compromis authors, including:
* Dr. Lucas Lixinski, Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales;
* Fernando Lusa Bordin, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge; and
* Maïté de Souza Schmitz, Second Secretary, Embassy of Brazil, The Hague.

As well as Fletcher LLM panelists:
* Susan Simone Kang, Program Director, LLM Program in International Law, The Fletcher School, Fletcher LLM '09;
*Antonia Handler Chayes, Professor of Practice in International Law, The Fletcher School; and
* Nicolas Fierens Gevaert, Second Secretary (Political & Economic Affairs) at the Embassy of Belgium in Washington, Fletcher LLM '09.

Congratulations to this year's Jessup World Cup Champion: Moscow State University!

Finally, thank you to ILSA for their support and for months of tireless work to make the 2012 Jessup possible, and to all of the teams for their hard work and participation.

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