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.‎

About Jessup:

  • 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: ‎‎

Why join?‎

  • 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.‎