What is the Jessup?
Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from roughly 700 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions. 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.
The Jessup 2023 Competition concerns the interpretation of a peace treaty, deadly attacks in allegedly occupied territory, unilateral economic sanctions, and the legal consequences of failing to dispose of hazardous waste properly.
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White & Case International Rounds
ILSA is excited to announce that the 2023 White & Case Jessup International Rounds will be held, in person, on 8-15 April 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, DC.
This will be the first International Rounds held in person in four years. We look forward to gathering with the next generation of Jessupers as well as our incredible FOJ community to celebrate international law and education.
Information about National Rounds will be announced in the coming months, as details are finalized. Please click to read our complete statement. Please feel free to email [email protected] if you have additional questions.
Jessup 2023 Schedule
|30 August 2022||RELEASE of Official Jessup Rules
(National Rules Supplements will be posted as they become available)
|1 September 2022||REGISTRATION OPENS|
|15 September 2022||ANTICIPATED RELEASE of the Jessup Problem|
|6 October 2022||ANTICIPATED LAUNCH 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, and materials will be added from time to time over the course of the Jessup season. Teams are encouraged to continue checking the Basic Materials webpage for updates.
|15 October 2022||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.
|10 November 2022||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.
|15 November 2022||ANTICIPATED RELEASE DATE of Corrections and Clarifications to the Jessup Problem|
|21 November 2022||DEADLINE for Registration (Online Form and Payment) for all Teams.
DEADLINE for Submission of Team Roster
|17 January 2023||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.
|20 January 2023||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 17 January Submission Deadline but prior to the 20 January Disqualification Deadline will be subject to applicable late penalties.
|NATIONAL & FRIENDLY ROUNDS
Teams from jurisdictions with more than one team registered must take part in Qualifying Rounds. National and Friendly Rounds may take place virtually or in-person. Advancing Teams will go on to compete in the White & Case International Rounds.
|8 April 2023||WHITE & CASE INTERNATIONAL ROUNDS OPENING CEREMONY|
|15 April 2023||WHITE & CASE JESSUP CUP – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH|
National and Friendly Rounds Schedule
The dates for all Jessup 2023 National and Friendly Rounds as well as Jessup Trainings will be updated on a rolling basis.
National and Friendly Competitions without details have not yet been confirmed. Additional National or Friendly Rounds may be added over the course of several weeks based on Jessup Team registration. Questions can be sent to [email protected].
|Central Asian Jessup Summer School||1-6 August 2022||KAZGUU University
|Jessup Bangladesh Pre Jessup Workshop||11-12 August 2022||American Independent University Bangladesh (AIUB)
|Jessup Nepal Pre Jessup Workshop||9-10 September 2022||Aloft Kathmandu Thamel
|Latin American Jessup School||19-29 October 2022||Online|
|Asia Jessup Academy||2-8 November 2022||Gujarat Maritime University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
National and Friendly Rounds
Promotional materials for Jessup 2023 have not yet been released.