Are you interested in developing your public speaking and oral advocacy skills? Are you intrigued by current issues of public international law? If so, you should consider applying to be part of the UWA Jessup Moot team in 2016/2017. Participation in the UWA Jessup competition counts as a 12-point elective unit towards your LLB or JD degree.

The annual Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is regarded worldwide as the most prestigious mooting competition for law students. It involves teams from law schools all over the world preparing detailed written and oral submissions on a problem scenario that raises contemporary issues of public international law. Sound like something you would like to take part in? Applications are now open for the 2016/2017 UWA Jessup team and will close at 12 pm on Tuesday 9 August 2016. For further information, please visit http://www.law.uwa.edu.au/st…/legal-qualifying-degree/jessup http://www.law.uwa.edu.au/students/legal-qualifying-degree/jessup (this page will be updated soon with further information on the application process), and the individual unit pages in the online UWA Handbook (LAWS3346 and LAWS5162). In the meantime, if you have any questions relating to the competition or application process, please contact this year’s coaches at uwa.jessup.coaches@gmail.com.

Portia McDonald