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The International Moot Court travels around the globe to participate in the following competitions that focus on specific areas of international law.

International Public Law:

The Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
March, Washington, D.C.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 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.

Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Miami, FL
The Susan J. Ferrell Moot Court Competition is a competition revolving around a simulated court proceeding, in which teams representing both sides of the argument prepare written pleadings with respect to a fictional problem of international human rights law and policy, and present their arguments in an oral argument before the International Court of Justice.

International Criminal Law:

Pace/ICC (International Criminal Court) Moot
January, Pace Law School, White Plains, NY
The annual International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Competition held at Pace University School of Law is now the official English language round for the ICC Trial Competition held in The Hague.

The ICC (International Criminal Court) Trial Competition
April, The Hague
The ICC Trial Competition is unique in its direct focus on ICC proceedings and international criminal law. The competition allows law students with a common interest in international criminal law to come together, meet other budding lawyers from around the world in an exciting and fun setting and to meet highly respected legal figures in international criminal law.

International Human Rights Law:

Price Media Law Moot Court Competition
January, New York City
The Price Media Law Moot Court Programme is more than a moot court. More broadly, the Moot Court Programme is also a tool for raising the profile of freedom of expression by bringing informed and effective debate and discussion on significant issues of information flows and technology to many parts of the world.

Inter-American Human Rights Competition
Washington, D.C
The Competition was established to train attorneys on how to use the Inter-American human rights legal system as a legitimate forum for redressing human rights violations.

Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition
March, Rio, Brazil
It is the first international, multi-lingual moot court competition held in South America. While the main theme is sustainable development, the competition necessarily draws from other areas of law, including human rights, energy, and environmental law.

International Investment Law:

Frankfurt Investment Moot Court Competition
The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court is the international student competition focusing on investment protection. The students present their arguments orally before tribunals of arbitration compose of investment treaty specialists.

International Commercial Arbitration Law:

Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition
Vienna, Austria
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.

Moot Madrid
Madrid, Spain
La Competición Internacional de Arbitraje y Derecho Mercantil (Moot) tiene diversos objetivos que giran en torno a la formación de los estudiantes de Derecho en cuestiones relativas al Derecho Uniforme del Comercio Internacional y su resolución mediante el Arbitraje Mercantil Internacional.

UBA-Rosario International Commercial Arbitration at The University of Buenos Aires and University of the Rosario
September, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Competencia es una propuesta educativa con formato competitivo, cuyo proposito es fomentar el estudio del derecho comercial internacional y el arbitraje como método de resolucion de conflictos.

Paula AriasProfessor Paula Arias, an expert in dispute resolution in Latin America, leads the International Moot Court Program. Read more


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Miami Law hosted the oral round between the teams of Paris II and UNAM (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico) during the Vis Pre-Moot in February 2011.