Registration is Now Open for the 5th Annual Clara Barton IHL Competition

Registration is now Open!

March 9-11, 2018 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC

Students, judges, and Clara Barton Committee members. Joe Gibson/American Red Cross

Students, judges, and Clara Barton Committee members. Joe Gibson/American Red Cross

The Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition Committee, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the Georgetown University Law Center are excited to announce that the 2018 Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition Application is now available! Applications will be accepted through 10pm EST on November 13th, 2017. Teams are encouraged to submit their packet as soon as possible. The Committee will announcethe selected teams by Monday, December 4th, 2017.

The application consists of a statement of interest from the team, a scenario backgrounder and two hypothetical IHL questions to which the team must respond, an application form, and a $100 fee. You can access the Application and additional details on our website at and pay the $100 application fee here. Please submit completed applications to clarabartonihlcompetition@gmail.com with “Application” in the subject line.

Learn more about the competition and hear about the experience of one team at the CBC last March by listening to our Intercross the Podcast episode " Reflecting on the Clara Barton Competition with Loyola University Chicago School of Law Students, March 21, 2017."

The Clara Barton Competition is the best thing I have done in Law School. We were arguing issues that arise in real ife situations and learning not only the law, but also how to work with it, how to resent it in a compelling way and how to win a legal argument.
— Participant in 4th Clara Barton IHL Competition.