Instructor(s): Maureen Whelton
Public International Law

Note: 4 ungraded credits (conditional enrol):
1 credit in the Fall term, 3 credits in the Winter term

Public International Law is a pre- or co-requisite for the Jessup, and students will be expected to work on the Jessup memorial throughout the first term, completing a substantial draft of it by the paper deadline at the end of first term. [In exceptional cases, students with strong backgrounds in International Law studies may be eligible to participate in the Jessup, with the prior permission of the Faculty Advisor(s).]

Selection: This competition is likely to occur over the course of a weekend, starting on Friday night and ending on Sunday afternoon. Students who do not wish to participate on those days may not enrol in this course.

Note: The Moot is conditional enrol and will be added to the student's course selection once confirmation of participation is confirmed following the moot tryouts. In the meantime, students must select sufficient credits for the term/year. Once approved students will have the opportunity to adjust their credits.

Option A: 4 ungraded credits for satisfactory completion of the oral and written components of the competition. Option B: With notice to the Records Office and the approval of the Moot Faculty Advisor(s) or another faculty member, 4 credits with full academic grading for completing the moot plus another writing project. The additional writing project is to be 10 to 15 pages and related in subject matter to the moot. For grading purposes, the Jessup Moot Faculty Advisor(s) will consider the written factum or memorial prepared for the moot and the added written component for grading and will consider the oral presentation as well. If the instructor has not seen the oral arguments, the oral presentation will not be considered. Students pursuing this option must submit the Competitive Moot Credit Form, available in the Academic Handbook, under Forms to the Records Office at least one week before the add/drop date in second term. Note: Students who advance to the International Round will receive one additional credit which will be given in the same form that the first four credits are given. In view of the timing of the international round of the Jessup moot (usually the first week in April), the students involved may need to appeal to the Assistant Dean, JD Program for accommodation to their program (e.g. re-scheduling of examinations, extensions for submission of papers). However, students will be expected to complete the evaluation requirements of the courses in which they are enrolled and may not withdraw from courses as a result of gaining entry into the international round.
Academic year
2022 - 2023

At a Glance

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4 JD