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Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court

 

Course Type and Contact Hours

Project seminar (2 hrs per week) + national competition in Germany + final competition in Washington D.C.

Length of the Project

The course will start mid September. Should the group reach the final, they will travel to Washington D.C. in spring. Otherwise the project will end with the German national competition in February/March. Participants must take part in all activities.

Course Language

English

ECTS-credits

10 (prerequisites: regular attendance and meaningful contributions of the student)

Frequency

The course will be held in every winter semester.

Time Schedule and Course Venue

An up-to-date electronic course catalogue for the winter semester will be available on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv from late August to late February. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Rechtswissenschaft (SPO 2015)" in order to access the Law courses.

Course Description

The Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is one of the most prestigious in the world. Each year the teams argue a difficult international law problem. The Jessup problem is a compromis drafted to present discrete, manageable issues for discussion by students of international law. Recent topics have included human rights, riparian rights, extradition, the status of sub-federal units in international law, computers and the right of privacy, and economic sanctions. The compromis for the year is issued in early autumn. The only academic prerequisite to participation in the course is completion of or current enrolment in a basic introductory course in international law. But the most important prerequisite is the willingness to invest long hours and great effort in learning international law not only as a subject matter to study but as an activity in which to participate.

Restricted Enrollment

yes (that means that the number of participants is limited and that you might not get a place in this course)

Course Application

Applications will be accepted by 17 June 2019. Please send the following documents via e-mail to Lea Kuhlmann lbkuhlmann@zedat.fu-berlin.de:

  • short letter of motivation in English (not more than one page)
  • tabular CV in English or German
  • recent transcript of records
  • proof of foreign language skills and other supporting documents such as internship certificates (if available)

Successful candidates will be invited for an interview.

Course Registration

It is not possible to sign up for this course via Campus Management. Once admitted, the course instructor is going to enroll you in Campus Management for this course.

Course Drop Period

Please contact the Moot Court tutor and the International Office at the Law Department if you wish to drop this course.

Exam

No exam will be given in this course. Students will receive the grade "Pass" for regular attendance and active contribution, or the grade "Non-Pass" for irregular attendance and/or non-meaningful contribution.

Contact

https://www.jura.fu-berlin.de/fachbereich/einrichtungen/oeffentliches-recht/lehrende/kriegerh/mitarbeiter/Kuhlmann_Lea/index.html