Jessup International Law Moot Court Team

Who we are

Wayne Law's Jessup International Law Moot Court Team competes in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Jessup is the largest and most-prestigious moot court competition in the world with nearly 700 law schools competing from more than 90 countries across the globe. Individuals are carefully selected to represent Wayne Law against other law schools in arguing various and often controversial issues of international law.

What we do

Wayne Law's Jessup team comprises five second- and third-year students. The International Law Students Association creates and releases a compromis each fall that outlines the issues and facts behind a hypothetical international legal dispute between two fictional countries. Jessup members research, write and submit a memorial and prepare for the regional competition annually in early spring by participating in various moot arguments in front of faculty and practicing attorneys around the metro Detroit area. At the competition, the Jessup team faces off against other schools in hopes of reaching the international rounds in Washington, D.C. 

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