The Jessup Compendium is a compilation of the results of the annual Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, including the Compromis, the Judges’ Memorandum of Law and Authorities, Award Winning Memorials, and the Results of the International Rounds.
Thousands of law students from around the world work to craft persuasive arguments to the pressing legal questions presented by the Jessup Problem (the Compromis), which every year addresses timely issues of international law. The students first compete in national or regional competitions in January and February. Winners (and other highly ranked teams) earn a place at the world championship White & Case International Rounds, held every spring in Washington, D.C. Each volume of the Jessup Compendium chronicles the journey of the year’s Competition, from the release of the problem to the winning memorials and final results. Also included in the Compendium are that year’s official Bench Memorandum and copies of the winning memorials from the Evans, Dillard, and Baxter Competitions.