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.
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Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
All events will take place in the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill unless otherwise indicated.
Saturday, 8 April
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Team Registration (Columbia Foyer, Ballroom Level)
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Orientation Fair (Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level)
The Orientation Fair will feature a number of exhibition tables providing information about different opportunities in the field of international law, including LL.M. programs, study abroad programs, international law membership organizations, law firms, and more.
2:00 p.m. Team Orientation (Regency Ballroom, Ballroom Level)
All Team members must attend the Team Orientation. Schedules and opponents’ Memorials will be distributed electronically after Orientation concludes.
7:30 p.m Judge Orientation and Reception (Capitol AB, Lobby Level)
Sunday, 9 April
11:00 a.m. Bailiffs Orientation (Congressional B, Lobby Level)
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Preliminary Round 1
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Preliminary Round 2
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Preliminary Round 3
Monday, 10 April
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preliminary Round 4
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Preliminary Round 5
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Preliminary Round 6
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Preliminary Round 7
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Preliminary Round 8
Tuesday, 11 April
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preliminary Round 9
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Preliminary Round 10
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Preliminary Round 11
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Preliminary Round 12
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Preliminary Round 13
Wednesday, 12 April
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preliminary Round 14
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Preliminary Round 15
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Preliminary Round 16
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Preliminary Round 17
7:00 p.m. Announcement Party (Regency Ballroom, Ballroom Level)
All participants are invited to find out which Teams will advance past the Preliminary Rounds and socialize with fellow participants, coaches, advisors, and judges. For Jessup Teams, Team advisors, judges, volunteers, ILSA Members and all others. Casual attire.
8:00 p.m. Round of 48 Pleading Option (Congressional CD)
Thursday, 13 April
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Round of 48 Run-Off
11:30 a.m. Pleading Option and Memorial Exchange for Round of 32 Teams (Congressional CD, Lobby Level)
12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion on Global Challenges (Sequoia, 2nd Floor)
Hosted by Jessup Ukraine, this discussion will focus on student contributions to addressing global challenges.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Round of 32 (eight matches only)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Round of 32 (eight matches only
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Screening of “ALL RISE: Journeys to a Just World” (Columbia AB, Ballroom Level)
All are invited to a screening of the award-winning documentary, “ALL RISE,” which follows the journeys of seven law students through the Jessup Competition. The film has been screened at the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, the US Library of Congress and was selected by three film festivals. This film was created in part thanks to the generous support of White & Case.
8:00 p.m. King & Spalding Reception for Octo-Finals Announcement and Pleading Option
(Capital AB, Lobby Level)
Friday, 14 April
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Octo-Final Rounds
10:00 a.m. ALSA Panel (Capitol AB, Lobby Level)
11:30 a.m. Pleading Option for Quarter-Final Teams (Congressional CD, Lobby Level)
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Quarter-Final Rounds
1:00 p.m. ALSA Panel (Capitol AB, Lobby Level)
2:00 p.m. Pleading Option for Semi-Final Teams (Congressional CD, Lobby Level)
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Semi-Final Rounds
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. White & Case Jessup Competitors Reception
(Capitol AB, Lobby Level)
Join us for a reception immediately following the Semi-Final Rounds where the two teams advancing to the World Championship of the White & Case International Rounds will be announced, followed by a ceremonial coin toss and exchange of memorials. For Jessup Teams, Team Advisors, Judges, Volunteers, ILSA Members and all others.
8:00 p.m. Go National Ball Announcement (Regency Ballroom, Ballroom Level)
All are invited to attend and encouraged to come dressed in traditional national costume or other creative attire. White & Case will have a photo booth in the ballroom for pictures throughout the event.
Saturday, 15 April
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Breakfast with the Jessup 2023 Problem Authors, sponsored by Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Regency B/C/D, Ballroom Level)
2:00 p.m. White & Case Jessup World Championship Round (Regency Ballroom)
9:00 p.m. Final Gala and Announcement of Awards (Regency Ballroom, Ballroom Level)
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