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Olivia Cleaver to Judge Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in New York City02.09.2009
Olivia Cleaver will judge the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in New York City this week, February 12-15th
Now in its 50th year, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. A team from each participating school is required to prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.
This year’s problem focuses on the legal issues that arise from a state’s intervention, either through the United Nations or unilaterally, in the affairs of another state on the basis of humanitarian grounds. Particularly, the role of the Security Council and the power and authority of International Court of Justice will be debated.
Olivia participated in the competition as a law student. This is her second year serving as a judge at the Northeast Super Regional Round. For more information on the competition, please visit http://www.ilsa.org/jessup.