Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
The Council has always encouraged participation in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition as such activities enhance student knowledge of international law and the peaceful settlement of international disputes. The Jessup competition provides law students with a unique opportunity to prepare written and oral arguments on complex issues of international law involving hypothetical cased before the International Court of Justice.
The CCIL has a long-standing association with the Canadian round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The Canadian Division has been hosted by one of the Canadian law schools in the winter every year since 1973. The International Round of the Jessup, the White & Case Jessup Cup, is organized by the International Law Students Association.
CCIL, was delighted to co-host with UBC Allard School of Law the judges' reception at the Canadian Round of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Vancouver on February 22.
Some 70 international law and legal education minded practitioners, academics, and government lawyers judged students from across Canada were in attendance.
University of Ottawa Common Law section and University of Toronto advanced in the Canadian finals over University of Calgary and University of New Brunswick to represent Canada in the international rounds in Washington, D.C.