• University of Georgia Law
  • Loyola NO
  • Moritz College of Law - The Ohio State University
  • New England Law Boston
  • Northeastern University LLM
  • Sydney Law School
  • San Diego
  • California Western LLM
  • Tulane University Law School
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - Arizona State University

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

2014 will be the 55th year of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.

Thousands of law students from around the world will work all year long on the season's Jessup Problem, which for 2014 concerns the conflict between maritime development and conservation, criminal jurisdiction and maritime salvage rights. Most students must first compete in qualifying competitions (mostly held in January-March) to earn the right to advance to the White & Case International Rounds held every spring in Washington, D.C.

For frequent updates on the Jessup Competition, please follow The Jessup and White & Case Jessup on Twitter

You can hear the Chairman of White & Case explain why he thinks you should compete in the Jessup Competition here.

Jessup 2014

The Jessup 2014 Official Schedule is now available.



For information from prior competition years, please see the Jessup Online Archive.