Now in its 57th year, the Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition with participants from more than 550 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.
Thousands of law students from around the world worked all year long on this season's Jessup Problem and competed in qualifying competitions to earn the right to advance to the White & Case International Rounds held every spring in Washington, D.C.
For the fourth year in a row, the LL.M. Program at The Fletcher School in association with the International Law Students Association, was the proud to host the Final Round Lunch and Discussion with the Compromis Authors on the final day of the competition, which was held Saturday, April 2, 2016.
Before an audience of hundreds of Jessup final rounds participants, the Compromis authors offered their views on how this year’s issues were selected, the types of arguments they expected to hear from competitors (and those they didn't), and what they thought the best arguments were for each side; they also answered questions from the audience.
The filmed discussion is also available on the International Law Students Association website.
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