Now in its 54th 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 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.
We are delighted to announce that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA would be hosting the India North Rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2012-13 in association with Surana & Surana International Attorneys (ranked amongst the top law firms in India by Chambers Asia, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Law Firm of the Year - International Financial Law Review, 2010) on January 18-20, 2013.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is organized by International Law Student Association (ILSA) at Washington D.C. every year. This competition is claimed to be the largest and most prestigious moot court competition in the world, with participants from over 80 countries.
The competition is named after the Philip Caryl Jessup, who was a diplomat, scholar, and jurist from New York City. He served as assistant secretary general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) conference in 1943 and the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference (the "Bretton Woods" conference) in 1944. President Harry S. Truman appointed him as United States delegate to the United Nations in 1951. In 1961 he was appointed as the US candidate for the International Court of Justice where, he served the office till 1970.
For the North rounds the teams from the following states and NUALS, Kochi are eligible to participate: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.