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 2024 Problem will concern traitors and crooks. It will raise issues related to the right to political expression, statelessness, the right to a nationality, and the scope of the United Nations Security Council's authority in the pacific settlement of disputes.
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White & Case International Rounds
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Jessup 2024 Schedule
|31 July 2023||RELEASE of Official Jessup Rules
National Rules Supplements will be posted as they become available.
|1 August 2023||TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS|
|15 September 2023||ANTICIPATED RELEASE of the Jessup Problem|
|6 October 2023||ANTICIPATED LAUNCH of Basic Materials
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 2023||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 2023||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.
|16 November 2023||ANTICIPATED RELEASE DATE of Corrections and Clarifications to the Jessup Problem|
|17 November 2023||DEADLINE for Registration
(Online Form and Payment) for all Teams.
This is the last day on which teams may submit the names of their team members and advisors.
|12 January 2024||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.
|15 January 2024||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 Submission Deadline but prior to the Disqualification Deadline will be subject to applicable late penalties.
|January – March 2024||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.
|30 March 2024||WHITE & CASE INTERNATIONAL ROUNDS OPENING CEREMONY|
|6 April 2024||WHITE & CASE JESSUP CUP – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH|
National and Friendly Rounds Schedule
|Be The Devil's Advocate Workshop||13 -21 May||TBD (most likely Sofia, Bulgaria)||Application Deadline: 10 May
|Jessup Summer School by Jessup Ukraine||TBD||Tbilisi, Georgia||Application Deadline: 10 June
|Central Asian Jessup School||11 - 18 August|
National and Friendly Rounds
|Argentina||Argentina National Jessup Committee|
|Azerbaijan||Mehran Amirli||2-4 Feb 2024|
|Bangladesh||Washik Muhammod Istiaq Ezaz|
|26-28 Jan 2024|
|Belgium||Gabrielle Barnett||3-4 Feb 2024|
|Caribbean Friendly||Marc Ramsay|
|Central Asia Friendly|
|China||Wenqi Zhu||24-27 Feb 2024||Renmin University|
|Chinese Taipei||Wan Chun Wendy Ho|
|Colombia||Daniela Badalacchi Baños|
|Dominican Republic||José Luis Almánzar|
|European Friendly||Roxanna Nazari||29 Feb-2 Mar 2024|
|Georgia||Ana Jabauri||1-2 Feb 2024|
|Germany||Max Milas||1-2 Feb 2024||University of Muenster|
|Ghana||Abena Achiaa Otuo||12 Feb 2024|
|Gulf Friendly||Shaikhah Faraj Abdulhadi|
|Hong Kong China|
|India||Bhavna Batra||Amity Law School, Noida|
|Italy||Agnese Pizzolla||7-10 Feb 2024||Universita degli Studi 'Federico II'
|Kuwait||Shaikhah Faraj Abdulhadi|
|Macau China||Ge Yingying|
|Nigeria||Peter Komiti||25-27 Jan 2024|
|Pakistan||Fazeel Hyder Chohan|
|Philippines||Enrique Dela Cruz||10-13 Jan 2024|
|Sierra Leone||Karina Gbakie|
|Singapore||Zhen Ru Lim|
|South Africa||Jade Konig|
|Spain||Marcos Díaz Tarragó|
|Tanzania||April Esther Ernest|
|Uganda||Raymond Muhekyi Brian Kiira|
|United Arab Emirates||Ali Masoudian|
|United Kingdom||Andrew Holmes|
|United States - New Oreleans||Jeff Brooks||21-26 Feb 2024||The Jung Hotel|
|United States - Portland||Dagmar Butte||28 Feb-4 Mar 2024||Portland Marriott|