2015 Rules Supplement


This Rules Supplement has been promulgated by the Friendly Administrator with the approval of the Executive Director of the International Law Students Association. Except as modified by this supplement, the Official Rules of the 2015 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition shall apply.

This Supplement shall not preclude the Friendly Administrator from adopting any additional measure before, during and after the 2015 Friendly Rounds, pursuant to Official Rule 1.6.

1. Administration

The Administrator for the European Friendly 2015 is Roxanna Nazari, roxanna.d.nazari@gmail.com.

2. Interpretation of Rules

Should any question arise as to the interpretation of this Rules Supplement, such questions shall be addressed to the Friendly Administrator. Pursuant to Official Rule 1.7, the Executive Director shall serve as final arbiter of implementation and interpretation of this Rules Supplement.

3. Location and Dates

The European Friendly 2015 will be held in Budapest, Hungary at Eötvös Loránd University 5-7 March 2015.

4. Eligibility

A team is eligible to participate in the Friendly only if it is the sole European representative of its jurisdiction participating in the Jessup Competition. Any questions as to eligibility to participate in the Friendly shall be determined by ILSA.

Teams wishing to participate in the Friendly must register with the Friendly Administrator.

Participation in the Friendly shall not disqualify a team from participating in the International Rounds.

5. Memorials

Each team shall send electronic copies of their Applicant and Respondent memorials to the Friendly Administrator on 14 January 2015 or as soon as its participation has been confirmed, which ever date is later.
Memorials shall not be scored for the Friendly. Memorials shall be distributed to opposing teams once the preliminary round schedule is finalized and to the relevant oral round judges.

6. Judges

Judges eligibility shall be determined by Official Rule 5.

7. Bailiffs

Bailiffs may be drawn from the members of participating Teams, although the Friendly Administrator may make other arrangements where possible. Teams will be advised of the necessity to provide bailiffs once the schedule has been finalized for the oral rounds. No Coach or Faculty Advisor may time keep. Bailiffs from participating Teams will not handle completed scoresheets.

8. Preliminary Rounds

Each team shall participate in four oral rounds, twice as both Applicant and Respondent. Pairings shall be determined by a random draw.

9. Rankings

Teams shall be ranked on the basis of Official Rule 10.8 except that only oral scores from the Preliminary Rounds will be used in determining the rankings.

10. Final Round

If at least six teams participate in the Friendly, a final round will be held between the top two ranked teams. A coin toss shall determine which team has the pleading option. The winner of the final round will be determined by a majority vote of the judges.

11. Penalties

The Friendly Administrator has the discretion to apply any penalties relating to the oral rounds pursuant to Official Rule 11.3.

12. Awards

The members of the winning team (determined either through a final round pursuant to Supplement Rule 10 or the top ranked team from the preliminary rounds) shall receive certificates.

The top five ranked oralists of the Friendly, determined by average score from the Preliminary Rounds, shall receive certificates.

An award shall be given to the members of the team which best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of the Friendly as voted for by participating teams. Each team shall have one vote which it cannot bestow upon itself.

Roxanna Nazari                                         Lesley Benn
Friendly Administrator                                Executive Director, ILSA