Next to clinical legal education, participation in moot court competitions has come to be one of the most prolific exercises for students to develop practical skills in legal, research, argumentation and writing, as well as oral pleadings. Such competitions have been particularly popular in the area of public international law, where the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition attracts thousands of students from around the world each year. 

This senior project allows a selected group of four students to complete their studies by pre-paring and participating in such a moot court competition. Collectively, the team is expected to submit two memorials (one for applicant and one for the respondent) and to prepare the oral hearings for the Dutch national rounds of the competition. Individually, the students will write a report about their pleading experience and a final paper addressing one of the substantive topics that emerged during the preparation of the moot court problem.