ICC Moot Court: Call for Applications
August 31, 2018

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is accepting applications for the NYU Team that will compete in the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition.

International criminal law is a fascinating subject that sits at the confluence of domestic criminal law, international law, and human rights law. Team members will work on a range of issues, sharpen their legal research and writing, gain experience with oral arguments, and work with a fantastic group of people.

Regional rounds will be held at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York from March 16-17, 2019. Qualifying teams will advance to the finals and argue before ICC judges in The Hague in June 2019. Travel and accommodation expenses to The Hague will be covered.

The ICC Moot team will consist of five members: three oralists and two researchers. Oralists (of which there will be a Prosecutor, Defense, and Victims’ Counsel) will be responsible for delivering oral arguments at competitions and collaborating with researchers to draft written arguments. Researchers will be responsible for studying the applicable law and assisting researchers in drafting their written submissions.

While preparation will begin in the fall, the submission of written materials will require work over the winter break, and participation in oral arguments will take place during the spring. The international criminal law component can be learned effectively during the process, though previous knowledge is an advantage.


Information Session

CHRGJ is hosting a combined information session for the ICC Moot Court Competition and the Jean-Pictet Competition on Thursday, September 13 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in VH 208. Interested students are also encouraged to visit the websites of the ICC Moot and the Pace ICC Moot for information on previous year’s competitions.




Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials to Brianne Cuffe at, with “ICC Moot 2018-19 Team Application” in the subject line by Thursday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Your application, CV, and personal statement must be compiled into a single PDF document. The transcripts may be sent as separate attachments, but please make sure the file name includes your full name.

We encourage applications from persons of color, LGBTQI persons, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. NYU is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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