Join with the Law School to celebrate with this year's UQ Jessup Moot Team, who were crowned the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Champions in Washington DC, USA last month, in the screening of "All Rise", a documentary film about this prestigous Mooting Competition.

5:30pm - 6:15pm Jessup Celebration
6:30pm - 8:00pm Film Screening

About "All Rise"

How can international disputes be resolved in the courtroom rather than on the battlefield? ALL RISE brings this complex question into sharp and personalized focus through the journeys of seven passionate students of law from India, Israel, Jamaica, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, and Uganda to compete in the world championships in Washington, DC, of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (the “Jessup”), the world’s largest simulated court competition. The “court” is the International Court of Justice (“ICJ”), the judicial arm of the United Nations. Against this backdrop, this moving film lays bare the struggles, triumphs and transformations they experience alone and together.

Diving into these stories, we see seven unique sides of the Jessup story – whether driven by individual competitiveness, the need to overcome personal challenges, cautious optimism as to the role of international law and the ICJ as possible solutions, or the personal motivation to make a difference. But we also see a shared story, as the students overcome unimaginable pressures to persevere in an intensely rigorous competition.

View the trailer

Read more about the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

Venue

Level 2, West Wing Forgan Smith Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia
Room: 
Sir Harry Gibbs Moot Court (247)