2021 Philip C. Jessup

International Law Moot Court Competition

The Case Concerning the J-VID-18 Pandemic

The United Republic of Aprepluya (Applicant) and the Democratic State of Ranovstayo (Respondent) appeared before the International Court of Justice to settle their differences concerning the J-VID-18 Pandemic.

The case concerned a global pandemic and the obligations and responses of States with response to the outbreak. It also involved questions of the jurisdiction of the Court, a claim for political asylum, and State responsibility for shooting down a civilian aircraft.

The 2021 Jessup Problem

2021 "Friendly" Italian National Rounds

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2021 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition took place virtually, and for the first time ever, every team participating in the Jessup Competition had the opportunity to face international opponents as they competed for the White & Case Jessup Cup. in the first Jessup Global Rounds.

The 19th edition of the Italian National Rounds also took place virtually, in a non-qualifying format.

8 teams competed in the 2021 "Friendly" Italian National Rounds, representing:

  • LUISS “Guido Carli” 
  • Università degli Studi di Bari
  • Università degli Studi di Cagliari
  • Università degli Studi di Milano 'Statale'
  • Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II'
  • Università degli Studi Roma Tre 
  • Università di Torino

2021 "Friendly" Italian National Rounds - Results

Italian National Champion 2021 - Università di Torino

Runner-up - Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Best Oralist (Championship Round) - Giacomo Brono - Università di Torino

Best Oralist (Preliminary Rounds) 

  1. Chiara De Pascale - Università degli Studi di Milano
  2. -tie Giacomo Buono - Università di Torino  //  Stefano Cultrera - LUISS 'Guido Carli

  3. Çarola dalla Riva - LUISS 'Guido Carli
  4. David Antognetti - Università degli Studi Roma Tre