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.

Jessup 2024

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

Jessup 2024 Schedule

National and Friendly Rounds Schedule

Competition Materials

Competition Materials will be released beginning 15 September 2023.


Jessup 2024 Rules will be released on 31 July 2023.

Promotional Materials

Jessup 2024 Promotional Materials will be available at a later date.

Jessup 2024 Research Sponsors