SCELG expert at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Renee Martin-Nagle has been invited to serve as a subject-matter expert to the 2017 Moot Court competition

SCELG PhD Researcher Renee Martin-Nagle has been invited by the International Law Students Association (ILSA) to serve as a subject-matter expert for the 2017 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, an annual global competition among law students that was established in 1970.  As usual, the 2017 Compromis features a dispute between two fictional nations over a number of issues, and this year the students will write appellate briefs and give oral arguments about transboundary aquifers, cultural heritage and the rights of migrants and refugees. 


In support of the competition, on 29 October 2016 Renee gave a presentation on the impact of international law on transboundary aquifer governance at ILSA’s International Law Weekend in New York.  A video of her presentation and the accompanying slides are available on the ISLA website.

Having participated in the Jessup process as a law student in 1984, I am particularly honored to give back to another generation of law students in this way.  The competition instilled in me a life-long love of international law, so I know first-hand how meaningful the event can be. - Renee Martin-Nagle

Practice-Led Research

Renee Martin-Nagle is a PhD Researcher at the University of Strathclyde, with an emphasis on governance of transboundary aquifers.  Her thesis explores governance of seabed freshwater resources lying under continental shelves around the world.  In June 2016 Brill published her monograph on the topic – ‘Transboundary Offshore Aquifers: A Search for a Governance Regime’.