Stability is a sign of skill // HSE’s memorials at Jessup enter top-10 internationally for the third year running
On 25 April 2020 the online awards ceremony of the Jessup 2020 competition aired from Washington D.C. It is with great honor that we have come to realise that HSE’s memorials have been awarded 7th place out of more than 700 teams competing worldwide and 150 teams qualified for the international rounds. Last year HSE scored world’s 1st place best memorial (for the first time for Russian teams in the history of competition), and a year earlier – 6th place.
In February 2020 HSE team successfully participated in the Jessup Russian Rounds ranked Russia’s vice-champion out of more than 30 teams competing. This April HSE’s team was supposed to go to Washington D.C. to compete at the international rounds representing Russia.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 pandemic oral rounds in Washington D.C. have been cancelled. Nevertheless, the competition’s judges, experts in the fields of international law (representatives of the International Court of Justice, professors of leading universities and practitioners at major international law firms) graded written memorials of the competing teams remotely.
According to the team and the coaches, this is will be remembered not only for the cancellation of the international rounds in Washington D.C., but also for a pesky technical penalty received on team’s respondent’s memorial which deprived the team of world’s 2nd place in the overall ranking of memorials.
Nevertheless, such provoking mistakes only instigate team’s sporting rage and ambitious plans for the future: “We will aspire to secure leading stance at all aspects of the competition, both memorial writing and oral advocacy. We invite all interested students to participate in the team selection for the 2020-2021 season, all details are available here: https://vk.com/hsejessup" .
Please do not hesitate to address all your questions regarding the competition and the team selection at the e-mail . All information about the HSE Jessup team is available at and .
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition – is the oldest, the largest and the most prestigious mooting event for law students across the globe. The competition has been held annually since 1959 in English and in the form of a moot court modelling the proceedings before the International Court of Justice, the UN’s chief judicial body. Each year around 3000 students from over 700 law schools and 100 countries participate in the competition.
The Jessup competition involves a fictitious case between two states regarding issues of international law (more details: