Jessup International Moot Court

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 700 law schools in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1960, the Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.

The University of Chicago Jessup International Moot Court Team has two functions. The first function is to send a team to the Jessup Moot Court Competition. The team will have the opportunity to compete at both the regional and global levels and work with faculty coaches to prepare for the competition.

The second function is to host a Law School-internal try-out competition in the spring quarter to provide experience for students interested in international dispute resolution and select future team members. While any interested student at the Law School may participate, only 1Ls and 2Ls may be considered for selection to the team.

Executive Board

  • President: Christopher Musick
  • Treasurer: Caitlan Sussman
  • Events Coordinator: Miriam Kohn

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