A team of students from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has won the Spanish round of the international public law competition, the Jessup Moot Competition, after battling with a team of students from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) in the final. The winning team will travel to Washington D.C. in April to participate in the international round.
Once again, Cuatrecasas hosted the national classification round of the prestigious international competition for law students, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. This is the 10th consecutive year that Cuatrecasas hosts the prestigious international competition, which was held at our Barcelona headquarters from February 11 to 13.
The participating universities selected their most talented students to participate in the competition. This year’s teams were made up of students from ESADE Law and Business School, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad de Murcia, Universidad de Deusto and IE Business School.
All the rounds of this year’s Jessup competition focused on a hypothetical case of international law that the organizers presented. This year, the topics centered on states and adhesion to international treaties, the legality of autonomous weapons systems, the overlapping of jurisdictions in a trade dispute, and the arrest of a foreign minister under an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court. The students had to defend their position on each topic before a panel of lawyers, academics and judges.
About the Jessup Moot Court Competition
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is an international public law competition that simulates a dispute between countries over a current legal conflict before the International Court of Justice.
Around 550 law schools in more than 80 countries participated in the competition. The winning students of the national rounds travel to Washington D.C. to participate in the international round. The International Law Students Association (ILSA) organizes the competition, now in its 61th edition, the tenth in Spain.