Jessup 2024 White & Case World Championship Round Judges Announced!

The identities of the final round judges for the 2024 White & Case Jessup International Rounds have been revealed! The bench will consist of María Teresa Infante Caffi, Sundaresh Menon, and Ganna Yudkivska.

María Teresa Infante Caffi – Infante Caffi is a judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. During her distinguished legal, academic, diplomatic, and judicial career, she has served as Chile’s Ambassador to The Netherlands, professor at the Universidad de Chile and the Academia Diplomática, and as Co-Agent for Chile in the Martime Dispute (Peru v. Chile) before the ICJ. She is a member of the Institut de Droit International. Infante Caffi earned degrees in law and legal and social sciences at the Universidad de Chile and a doctorate in law from the Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies; she completed post-graduate studies at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and The Hague Academy of International Law.

Sundaresh Menon – Menon is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Prior to his appointment in 2012, he served in Singapore as Judicial Commissioner, Attorney-General, and Justice of the Court of Appeal. He has served as Vice President of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and on the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. He practiced law with renowned law firms including Shook Lin & Bok, Rajah & Tann, Wong Partnership, and Jones Day. An elected member of the American Law Institute and an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, he earned his LLB from the National University of Singapore and his LLM from Harvard Law School.

Ganna Yudkivska – Yudkivska is a partner at Equity Law Firm, Vice-Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and a Vice President of the European Society of International Law. She served as a judge of the European Court of Human Rights from 2010 to 2022. She previously worked as a lawyer at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights, and advisor to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. Yudkivska led the legacy genocide project (later the USC Shoah Foundation) in Moldova and Ukraine. She earned her masters degrees from the law faculties of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University and Robert Schuman University in France and her doctorate from the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine.