Home of the Jessup

The International Law Students Association is the home of the world’s largest moot court competition, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, with participants from 700 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions.

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The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from 700 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions. The 2018-2019 season marks the 60th year of the Jessup. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Click the category below that best describes you to find out more information.

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The Jessup Competition gives thousands of students each year a unique opportunity to explore the field of international law and gain a truly global perspective.

The Jessup wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of donors and sponsors. Please help support our efforts to inspire the future generation of international leaders!

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ILSA relies on monetary donations from sponsors to cover the costs of administering the Jessup Competition and other educational programs for law students around the world. Your contribution will help bring together students from all parts of the world to participate in educational and cultural exchanges that will prepare them for successful careers as leaders in the field of international law.
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3,000 Law Students

Top students from the best universities in the world compete at the Jessup each year

700 Law Schools

Universities understand the value of the Jessup and encourage their students to compete

100 Countries & Territories

The Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition and continues to grow

1,500 Legal Professionals

Legal professionals including law firm partners, government officials, professors, and judges volunteer at the Jessup

ALL RISE: Journeys to a Just World

How can international disputes be resolved in the courtroom rather than on the battlefield? ALL RISE brings this complex question into sharp and personalized focus through the journeys of seven passionate students of law from India, Israel, Jamaica, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, and Uganda to compete in the world championship of the Jessup Competition!

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