Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition

About

The American Red Cross is excited to announce the 3rd Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition, to be held March 12-15, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Named after the founder of the American Red Cross, this simulation-based experiential legal competition will expose rising professionals to the practice of IHL and to real world challenges facing IHL practitioners during armed conflict.

Throughout the Competition, participants will engage in practical role playing exercises, during which they will be asked to assume various professional roles and accomplish a wide range of tasks reflective of those performed by practitioners in the field. Unlike traditional moot court competitions, participants will explore the application of the law through fictional, but realistic case studies of armed conflict which continue to evolve throughout the Competition, offering participants a dynamic and creative atmosphere in which to explore complex legal issues. The Compe¬tition will test participants’ knowledge of international humanitarian law and public international law, as well as their ability to present, advocate for, and defend legal positions to a diverse range of stakeholders in different simulated environments.

The Clara Barton Competition is open to law students pursuing Juris Doctor (J.D.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees at law schools within the United States and Canada, as well as students attending United States and Canadian military academies and institutions.


2016 Teams

Congratulations to the teams selected to participate in the 2016 Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition:

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center (Team A)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (Team B)
  • Harvard Law School
  • New York University School of Law
  • Seattle University Law School (Team A)
  • Seattle University Law School (Team B)
  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • U.S. Military Academy
  • University of California - Los-Angeles School of Law
  • Loyola University - Chicago School of Law
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law

2015 Teams

    Congratulations to the teams selected to participate in the 2nd Annual Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Team A)
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Team B)
  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • St. Louis University School of Law
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • William & Mary School of Law
Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Clara Barton IHL Competition from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.
2nd Clara Barton IHL Competition Winners
(Pictured above (left to right) Blaise Power, Pinar Cil, Christopher Kreutzner. Photo credit: American Red Cross.)

2014 Teams

    Congratulations to the teams selected to participate in the inaugural edition of the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition:

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Creighton University School of Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Harvard Law School
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • Penn State Dickinson School of Law
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • University of Virginia School of Law
Congratulations to the United States Air Force Academy for winning the inaugural Clara Barton Competition!

Eli Burton, inaugural Clara Barton Competition finalist representing Emory University School of Law shares his experiences

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