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About the moot


The Jessup Moot is the most prestigious public international law mooting competition in the world.  It is set in the International Court of Justice. 

Teams represent sovereign states which have a dispute in public international law.  The competition requires teams to prepare oral and written pleadings for a complex international legal problem.

The Australian National Rounds are held annually in the first week of February at the campus of the Australian National University, Canberra. The final is traditionally held in the High Court before a bench of three experts and may include a sitting High Court Justice. Both teams which reach the Australian final go to Washington to moot in the world finals in March.

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