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Competition Format

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some adjustments have been made to the Jessup 2022 competition format. Teams in multi-participant countries will once again qualify for the 2022 White & Case International Rounds through national-level qualifying tournaments. Our national administrators will make determinations as to whether those tournaments will take place in-person or online, consistent with local circumstances and applicable national health guidelines. In addition, the 2022 White & Case International Rounds will be held online.

Click here to read the full statement regarding the Jessup 2022 competition format.

Official Jessup 2022 Schedule

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30 August 2021 RELEASE of Official Jessup Rules. (National Rules Supplements will be posted as they become available)
3 September 2021 REGISTRATION OPENS
13 September 2021 ANTICIPATED RELEASE of the Jessup Problem
8 October 2021 ANTICIPATED RELEASE of First Batch 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.
15 October 2021 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.
8 November 2021 DEADLINE for Second Batch Basic Materials Suggestions. This is the last day to submit suggestions for documents to be included in the Second Batch of Basic Materials. All Basic Materials will be posted to the ILSA’s website.
12 November 2021 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 2021 ANTICIPATED RELEASE DATE of Corrections and Clarifications to the Jessup Problem.
18 November 2021 ANTICIPATED RELEASE of Second Batch of Basic Materials. The Second Batch of Materials usually includes a variety of treaties, caselaw, and secondary sources.
19 November 2021 DEADLINE for Registration (Online Form and Payment) for all Teams.

DEADLINE for Submission of Team Roster. This is the last day on which teams may submit the names of their team members and advisors.
12 January 2022 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.
18 January 2022 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 12 January Submission Deadline but prior to the 18 January Disqualification Deadline will be subject to applicable late penalties.
28 January 2022 MEMORIALS PENALTIES distributed to Teams on a rolling basis hereafter (deadlines to submit appeals will be communicated to Teams at the time penalties are sent).
February – March 2022 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.
24 March 2022 WHITE & CASE INTERNATIONAL ROUNDS OPENING CEREMONY (virtual)
25 - 29 March 2022 PRELIMINARY ROUNDS: Each Team competes twice as Applicant and twice as Respondent.
31 March - 4 April 2022 ADVANCED ROUNDS: Each Advancing Team competes twice as Applicant and twice as Respondent.
5 - 8 April 2022 ELIMINATION ROUNDS: The top 32 Teams will moot against one another in single-elimination knockout rounds, starting with a Round of 32 and ending with Semifinal matches.
9 April 2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
10 April 2022 2022 CLOSING CEREMONY & PRESENTATION OF AWARDS (virtual)

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