The Eugene Scassa Mock OAS Program & Conferences
Celebrating our 27th annual Collegiate Summit of the Americas Conference and our 29th year
ESMOAS Organization News & Announcements:
The 27th ESMOAS Summit of the Americas Competition will be held November 10-12 (Fri-Sun) at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Registration for the summit opens June 1st. Click here for details!
Registered Teams: visit your team dashboard page for additional information on registration fees and deadlines.
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The Components of the ESMOAS Program
Summit of the Americas Competition
The Summit of the Americas competition, held each November, is comprised of teams from universities in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean who represent assigned member states of the OAS in a model-UN style format. Each team of 4-7 students represents one country across four topical committees. Students submit and debate resolutions on assigned topics, and deal with a hypothetical crisis scenario. General Committee delegates have the opportunity to emulate their country's head of state in a mock Summit of the Americas meeting.
IACHR Moot Court Competition
The IACHR Moot Court competition, held every spring, pits teams of two students each against each other in a moot court format. Student teams represent both the State and the Petitioner side in separate hearings in front of a panel of judges. They must try a hypothetical human rights case similar to those heard in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and submit written legal memorials and oral arguments. The competition begins with oral arguments presented online to a panel of judges one week before the conference. This seeds a double-elimination tournament held during the Conference.