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Moot Court Research Help

This guide provides general resources that can be helpful for moot court teams and individual resources for each moot team at Boston College Law.

General Information

Moot Court Website: Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

2023 Preliminary Schedule

Calendar & Deadlines: See above webpage.

Advisor: Professor Thomas J. Carey, Jr.

Librarian contact: Sherry Chen, Legal Information Librarian

Jessup Materials

The International Law Students Association has a comprehensive collection of information about the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. The links below might be helpful starting points.

  • Jessup History
    Includes information about past competitions with problems and rules.
  • Jessup Home
    Rules, schedules, and other resources for teams.
  • ILSA Publications
    Information and links to: ILSA Quarterly Magazine, ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, Jessup Compendium, ILSA Guide to International Law Moot Court Competitions, etc.
  • Philip C. Jessup Library on HeinOnline
    Includes: International Law Students Association (ILSA) publications and Jessup International Moot Court Competition Compendiums

Read Your Record

All legal research should start with an analsysis of the legal issues. Read your record to find out:

  • what issues are involved;
  • what legal prinicples you need to learn more about; and
  • what major cases the lower court relied upon.

Research Guides

  • GlobalLex
    Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law.
  • Int'l Law Comm'n Research Guide
    The ILC's guide to its own resources.
  • Zimmerman's - International Law
    Short descriptions with links to primary and secondary sources. Hosted by LexisNexis.
  • Guide to International Legal Research  
    Available in print and from LexisNexis.