Goler Teal Butcher International Moot Court Team

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the ideals and values of Goler Teal Butcher, the renowned Howard law alum and professor who spent her life promoting international law, human rights advocacy, eradicating world hunger, and dismantling white supremacy.

Proposed Events
2021 DM Harish International Moot Court Competition (MUMBAI, INDIA)
2021 Jessup International Moot Court Competition (WASHINGTON, DC)

The Howard University School of Law’s International Moot Court Team competes in some of the world’s largest and most prestigious competitions around the world. Over the past few years, its members have been recognized with various awards in several high profile competitions. Awards from recent years have included:

  • Best Oralist awards at the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition 
  • Best Oralist Award at the D.M. Harish Memorial International Moot Court Competition
  • Best Team and Best Oralist Awards at the U.S.-Nepal International Moot Court Competition

For more information about the team please send inquiries to WHusain2@law.howard.edu.

Depending on the size of the team, other competitions will be selected to cover subjects related to international business and arbitration. The team sends its members to the following competitions annually: 

The U.S. Nepal International Moot Court Competition, hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu: A simulation of a fictional dispute between nations with respect to human rights law and policy before the International Court of Justice. The competition is held in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

The Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition is the largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools around the world. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between nations before the International Court of Justice. The first round of the competition is held in Washington, D.C., and if the team proceeds to the next round, they will travel to compete at the international rounds. 

The Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition devoted exclusively to global environmental issues. Founded at Stetson in 1996, the competition now includes regional rounds in Australia, Colombia, India, Ireland, Korea, the Philippines, Ukraine, and the United States, with the top teams advancing to the International Finals hosted at Stetson Law each spring.