Moot court competitions give students the chance to take part in simulated court or arbitration proceedings, usually involving drafting memorials or memoranda and participating in oral arguments.
Jessup International Moot Court Team
Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from roughly 700 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.
Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Team
The goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes through its application to a concrete problem of a client and to train law leaders of tomorrow in methods of alternative dispute resolution. The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is held in Vienna, Austria; while the Vis Moot (East) is a sister moot that takes place in Hong Kong. While the Vis Moot (East) uses the same Problem and the rules are essentially the same, these are two separate moots with separate registration and winners.
Price International Medial Law Moot Court Team
The annual Price Moot Court Competition challenges students to engage in comparative research of legal standards at the national, regional and international levels, and to develop their arguments (in written and oral forms) on cutting-edge questions in media and ICT law. The annual Price Moot Court Competition challenges students to engage in comparative research of legal standards at the national, regional and international levels, and to develop their arguments (in written and oral forms) on cutting-edge questions in media and ICT law.
Student Voices on Moot Court Experiences
For questions on moot courts, contact Dimitri Islam, Director for Student and Community Engagement.
Moot Competition News
The Law School’s Jessup International Moot Court team will represent the U.S. in the competition’s international rounds
The White & Case International Rounds will begin in late March.
The Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Team members include Diana Cummiskey L’21, Nithya Pathalam L’23, Danuta Egle L’22, and Tiffany Keung L’22.
The Law School’s Willem C. Vis Moot Team competed in the online event, even holding arguments in the middle of the night to participate.
Congratulations to the team of Karan Kalia (Oralist), Phillip Scheibenflugh (Oralist), Angeles Femenia (Oralist), Heyi Coco, Yvette Lin, and Rolando Castellas were runners-up in the Fifth LLM international Moot Court Competition held from April 6-8 at the American University in Washington, D.C. Over twenty-five teams participated from over 18 schools.
Penn Law’s Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team was awarded Second Best Team in the World, Best Team in the United States, and Best Respondent Side in the World.
Penn’s Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team Wins Best Written Submission in the World at International Rounds
Congratulations are in order! This past week Penn’s Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team participated in the International Rounds of the competition in Washington DC. Penn’s team qualified for the International Rounds for the first time in nearly a decade, by winning the US Regional Rounds in February. Out of over 600 total teams from all over the world that participate in the Jessup competition, Penn’s team had a huge success.