Denver Law to host Rocky Mountain Regional Rounds of Jessup International Law Moot, Feb. 15-17, 2013

January 11, 2013

For its third consecutive year, the International Legal Studies Program at Denver Law is hosting the Rocky Mountain Regional Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Now in its 54th year, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot 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.

From February 15 thru 17, 2013, twenty one teams from around the country will travel to the Sturm College of Law to compete in a total of 51 regional rounds in the hopes that they will end up in the world finals in Washington, D.C. The topic this year involves global warming, environmental refugees, and international debt forgiveness issues.

We are still seeking individuals with expertise or interest in international law or appellate advocacy to judge rounds for the Moot. This is a great opportunity to meet pro bono service requirements, to reconnect with old friends and colleagues, and to network with other legal professionals in your field of practice. For more information, or if you wish to judge in the competition, please fill out this online survey or contact Karlyn K. Shorb at or 303-871-6655.