Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition Application Now Available

The Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition is a simulation-based, experiential legal competition designed to expose rising professionals to the practice of IHL and to contemporary challenges facing IHL practitioners during armed conflict.

The Clara Barton Competition Committee and the Canadian and American Red Cross are excited to announce the 4th Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition, to be held March 10-12, 2017 in Washington D.C, at the Georgetown University Law Center. Applications are now available and will be accepted through 10 pm EST on November 14th, 2016. Teams are encouraged to submit their packet as soon as possible. The committee will announce selected teams by Monday, December 5th, 2016.

The Clara Barton IHL Competition (CBC) is the only competition of its type in the United States. It provides law students, international students, and military academy and institution students a unique opportunity to experience the laws of war as they are applied in practice, while offering these emerging leaders the chance to network with top authorities in this field. The competition is open to 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 Canadian and United States military academies and institutions.

The application consists of a statement of interest from the team, hypothetical IHL questions to which the team must respond, an application form, and a $100 fee. You can access the packet and additional details here, and pay the $100 application fee by clicking here. Please submit completed applications to with “Application” in the subject line.

Official rules are available here

Questions about the 2017 Clara Barton Competition can be directed to the Competition Committee.