Most Prestigious Moot Court Competitions?

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Cochran
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Most Prestigious Moot Court Competitions?

Postby Cochran » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:20 pm

With so many competitions out there, which ones are the most prestigious?

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Re: Most Prestigious Moot Court Competitions?

Postby Phil Brooks » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:00 pm

JESSUP!!!! It presents a hypothetical dispute between two fictitious countries raising question of first impression in public international law; next year's dispute involves nuclear disarmament and naval warfare.

Over 700 schools from 150 countries compete in this competition. Each country has national rounds (the U.S. has regional rounds), and the winners of these rounds participate in the international rounds in D.C. every April. The two finalist teams compete before judges from the International Court of Justice.

The last American team to make it to the world championship round was Penn, in 2016.

This past year the finalists were from Australia and Jamaica.

It is not only very prestigious, but a great way to make friends from all over the world.

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Re: Most Prestigious Moot Court Competitions?

Postby Jchance » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:21 pm

disagreed, it's Ames

"In the competition's final round, . . . the two remaining teams argue a case before a panel that usually consists of one U.S. Supreme Court justice and two judges from the United States courts of appeal."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ames_Moot ... ompetition

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Re: Most Prestigious Moot Court Competitions?

Postby rpupkin » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:00 pm

Phil Brooks wrote:The last American team to make it to the world championship round was Penn, in 2016.

LOL. If it the competition were truly prestigious, Penn would not be involved. Jchance wins thread by default.

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Re: Most Prestigious Moot Court Competitions?

Postby kkdk » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:04 pm

Depends what you mean by 'prestige'. NYU's Marden Finals routinely get SCOTUS/COA judges, like Ames. Nationwide, the Andrews Kurth competition is probably the most 'prestigious' in terms of talent and competitiveness. You have to get an invitation to compete, and who gets invited is determined by how well your school's moot court team did in several competitions that year. If you win Kurth, you've won the 'title'.

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Re: Most Prestigious Moot Court Competitions?

Postby Tortious Conduct » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:36 pm

Where does the ABA competition rank among these?

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Re: Most Prestigious Moot Court Competitions?

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:44 pm

if USNWR doesn't rank it, it's not worth ranking.




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