Competition: Jessup International Law Moot Court
In this two-semester course, students argue timely questions of international law before the International Court of Justice, which is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. Students compete against teams from 700 law schools in 100 different countries. Students draft written pleadings and present oral arguments representing both sides of a hypothetical dispute between nations. All students enrolled in this course receive 2 units in the fall semester and 1 unit in the spring semester. Subject to certification, students selected to participate in the competition may receive credit toward completion of the Upper-Division Writing Requirement (practice-based).