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2018 Jessup Moot Competition: ILA awards Harold Snelling Prize to the University of Sydney for the second year in a row

At a formal dinner in the atrium of the High Court in Canberra on Saturday 10 February 2018, marking the end of the Australian qualifying round of the 2018 Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the Australian Branch of the International Law Association presented the Harold Snelling Prize to the members of the winning team from the University of Sydney. This is the second year in a row that the prize has been presented to the team from the University of Sydney.

The dinner was attended by the Hon Justice James Edelman of the High Court, who judged the final moot between the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland (together with Ms Gitanjali Bajaj of DLA Piper and Dr Ruth Higgins SC of Banco Chambers). Justice Edelman addressed an audience of student mooters, coaches, moot court judges, and sponsors, in which he shared his experiences as a former “Jessuper” and coach. 
2018 Jessup Awards dinner 

The Harold Snelling Prize is a monetary prize that is awarded every year by the Australian Branch to members of the winning team of the Australian qualifying round to help defray their expenses of travelling to Washington DC later in the year to compete in the international rounds. The award is in honour of Harold AR Snelling QC (1904-1979), who was Solicitor General for New South Wales from 1953 to 1974 and a former President of the Australian Branch of the ILA.

The Australian Branch of the ILA congratulates the team from the University of Sydney for its win, and wishes the Australian teams every success in the international finals. For more information about the Jessup Moot Competition, visit

REMINDER: Victorian Chapter Christmas Party

Dear ILA members, You are cordially invited to the Victorian Chapter of International Law Association’s annual End of Year meeting and Christmas party. We welcome all (not only members) who are interested in our work and our exciting plans for next year. We are also seeking expression of interest from anyway who would like to join…Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Dear members and subscribers,   The following upcoming events may be of interest. For further information, please click on the event name. Seminar – To exclude or not to exclude the CISG: Benefits and Risks for Australian Parties (Sydney, 21 October) Book Launch – The Politics of Justifying Force: The Suez Crisis, the Iraq War,…Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Dear Members and Subscribers, There are a number of events of interest coming up in the next few weeks: On 24 June, the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia will present a seminar in Sydney by Jenny Clift entitiled UNCITRAL and Australia: Past, Present and Future. Further details available on the event page. On 26…Continue Reading