Since 2013, An-Najah has participated in a Jessup International Law Moot Court competition to support the development of legal education at the university and to provide its law students with opportunities to further their knowledge of International Law, connect them to the international community, and to develop their arguments and speaking abilities before a panel of judges. After the initial competition with national teams in Palestine, the qualifying teams get to advance to an international competition with other Jessup teams from all around the world. students be benefited from it.
- Philip C. Jessup is the world's largest and most prestigious international law moot court competition. Established in 1953, it draws participants from over 550 law schools from more than 80 countries.
- The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice.
- One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school.
- Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.
- To qualify, teams must first compete in national competitions (usually held in January-March) to earn the right to advance to the White & Case International Rounds held every spring in Washington, D.C.
For further information about the competition, visit the following link: https://www.ilsa.org/jessuphome
- This competition will improve the participants’ knowledge of the International Law and how it applies in the case of Palestine;
- This is a chance to meet the best lawyers and law students from all around the world, network and exchange experiences with them;
- Advancing to the international round will provide a chance to compete at the highest level while representing the state of Palestine.
While not for the faint of heart, an intense preparation for Jessup is a fun, team-building process that inspires students to advance their knowledge of International Law, English language, oratory abilities, and their research and critical analysis skills.
Students are selected based on their ability to clearly and persuasively communicate their arguments through their written brief and oral argument.