Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court 2019

The Case Concerning the Kayleff Yak

German National Rounds 2019 Hamburg

A Warm Welcome to the German National Rounds 2019 in Hamburg!

 Upon the 60th anniversary of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, it is a great honor and pleasure for us to host you in Hamburg, under the auspices of the University of Hamburg as well as Bucerius Law School.
After work-intensive months of preparation, of reading international treaties, going through hundreds of pages of international jurisprudence, sorting out arguments, writing and re-writing briefs, correcting footnotes, and practicing pleadings, it will soon be time to present your skills to the broader Jessup Community. Renowned Judges as well as fellow Mooties are waiting with pleasant anticipation to hear your thoughts on questions of responsibility, the protection of endangered species, as well as cultural and religious rights under international law.
We hope that you will experience challenging debates and rewarding encounters with Mooties and Judges from all over Germany and beyond, in as well as outside of the court rooms. We hope that the Jessup will spark a fire in you for international law, in times when it is in dire need of loyal friends and ardent supporters. And, most of all, we hope that with your arrival in Hamburg at the latest, you will have been infected, as many before you have been, with the Spirit of the Jessup, because as of now: You are part of the ever-growing International Jessup Community.
Have a great time in Hamburg, enjoy a splendid competition, and best of luck to all of you!


Prof. Dr. Markus Kotzur, LL.M. (Duke)

Professor of European Law and Public International Law at the University of Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Stefan Oeter

Professor of Public Law, Public International Law and Foreign Public Law at the University of Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Mehrdad Payandeh, LL.M. (Yale)

Professor of International Law, European Law and Public Law at Bucerius Law School