A Primer on Writing Briefs for International Law Competitions
April 19, 2006 at 9:55 AM
Stephen Doyle serves as a judge for international moot court competitions, and he’s decided to dispense some tips about preparing written briefs for these competitions in his recent article, "Preparing Written Briefs for International Law Competitions: A Primer." 31 J. Space L. 447 (2005). In this article, Doyle notes some of the common mistakes that students make in their written briefs, such as attempting to rewrite the Compromis, failing to understand the difference between primary and secondary sources, relying too heavily on a single source to support arguments, and discussing irrelevant issues in their briefs. For those of you who participate in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, I would recommend reading this article before you dive into your brief. The Journal of Space Law is available in Heafey Law Library’s print collection.