Preliminary 2021 Jessup Schedule Released

We know that many of you are excited about the 2021 Jessup Season. We are too! Although planning for the competition is still underway, we want to share the Preliminary 2021 Jessup Schedule (Confirmed Dates) with you. We hope the Preliminary Schedule will allow you to make plans and take the necessary steps to prepare for the 2021 Competition.

The Preliminary Schedule includes important dates and deadlines for the 2021 Jessup Season, including the anticipated Jessup Problem release date, the opening of online registration, and the deadline for written memorials. This preliminary schedule does not yet include dates for national competitions or the White & Case International Rounds. Additional dates and details, including for the oral rounds of the 2021 Competition, will be added to the schedule in the coming weeks at which time a complete version will be released.

The ILSA Executive Office and our Contingency Planning Committee continue to evaluate all available options to ensure a safe and successful Jessup season for our competitors, judges, and administrators around the world. We expect to share additional dates and details about the structure of the 2021 Jessup Competition with you in a few more weeks.

We appreciate your continued patience as we work to finalize arrangements for the 2021 Jessup Competition during these challenging times. Questions in the meantime about the Preliminary Schedule or the 2021 Jessup Competition can be emailed to [email protected].

28 August 2020 RELEASE of Official Jessup Rules. (National Rules Supplements will be posted as they become available)
7 September 2020 REGISTRATION OPENS
11 September 2020 ANTICIPATED RELEASE of the Jessup Problem
9 October 2020 ANTICIPATED RELEASE of First Batch of Basic Materials. The Basic Materials are a collection of research materials, designed to ensure that all teams, regardless of budget and access to information, start from the same position. All Basic Materials will be posted to the ILSA’s website.
16 October 2020 DEADLINE for Requests from Teams for Corrections and Clarifications to the Jessup Problem. Requests must be submitted through the online form found on your Team’s Home Page.
9 November 2020 DEADLINE for Second Batch Basic Materials Suggestions. This is the last day to submit suggestions for documents to be included in the Second Batch of Basic Materials. All Basic Materials will be posted to the ILSA’s website.
13 November 2020 DEADLINE for Eligibility Inquiries. This is the last day on which individuals may request the Executive Office’s
special permission to compete under Official Rule 2.4.
16 November 2020 ANTICIPATED RELEASE DATE of Corrections and Clarifications to the Jessup Problem.
20 November 2020 ANTICIPATED RELEASE of Second Batch of Basic Materials. The Second Batch of Materials usually includes a variety of treaties, caselaw, and secondary sources.
20 November 2020 DEADLINE for Registration (Online Form and Payment) for all Teams.
20 November 2020 DEADLINE for Submission of Team Roster. This is the last day on which teams may submit the names of their team members and advisors.
6 January 2021 DEADLINE for Submission of Memorials. Memorials must be submitted to the Executive Office in accordance with the Official Rules. A National Supplement to the Official Rules may impose additional submission requirements. It is the responsibility of teams to understand the submission requirements of the Official Rules and of their National Rules Supplement, if any, which are posted on ILSA’s website.
8 January 2021 DISQUALIFICATION DEADLINE for Failure to Submit Memorials. If a Team fails to submit its Applicant and
Respondent Memorials by this day, the Team will be disqualified from the Competition. Any Memorial submitted after the 6 January Submission Deadline but prior to the 8 January Disqualification Deadline will be subject to applicable late penalties.