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Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

The Jessup Competition is the second-oldest moot in the country. The Jessup is recognized by practitioners and academics alike as one of the most prestigious moot court competitions in which law students can participate. In some circles, being a member of the Jessup Moot Court Team is considered equivalent to being a member of law review. The competition is worldwide, comprising of regional and final rounds often attracting one or more judges from the International Court of Justice.

Pace Law School competes in the Northeastern Regional Round, facing some of the biggest international law powerhouses in the world. Second and third year law students are encouraged to try-out to become part of this five-member team. The Compromis (the case record) is usually released early in the fall semester at which point the selected team begins work. The team members have the opportunity to research cutting-edge international law issues and to write Memorials (briefs) on behalf of the Applicant and Respondent. Memorials are due in early January followed by regional oral argument rounds in the middle of February. Students participating in Jessup competition receive 2 credits for Law 872 upon completion of the work.

All students considering trying out for this team are strongly encouraged to enroll in Law 698 - International Law course in the fall of their second year of study.

Congratulations to the 2015 Pace Jessup Team - Bianca Francois (15'), Cassandra Castellano (17'), Eileen Henry (17'), Michael Pesin-Virovets (16'), Susi Yanez (16'), and Lucie Olejnikova (coach) - that placed thirteenth at the Northeastern Regional Preliminary Round competition.  

2014 Jessup teamCongratulations to the 2014 Pace Jessup Team - Ann Bermont (14'), Rocky Boussias (14'), Bianca Francois (15'), Kiersten Schramek (15'), and Lucie Olejnikova (coach) - that advanced to Quarterfinals and Received Fourth Best Overall Memorial Award at the Northeastern Regional Round! Read more