Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

The 2017-2018 season marks the 59th year of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 645 law schools in 95 countries. 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.

To find out more about the Jessup Competition please reference our Frequently Asked Questions section. For Jessup Competition related questions please write to us at [email protected] and for registration specific questions contact us at [email protected]. You can also follow us on social media! For frequent updates on the Jessup Competition, please follow The Jessup and White & Case Jessup on Twitter and the Jessup's official LinkedIn Group. You can also like us on Facebook by clicking here as well as the White & Case Jessup page.

Jessup Competition Registration, Schedules, and Materials

Please use the links below to access information regarding the Jessup Competition. The sections are organized by topic of interest. 

Jessup Team Registration

Listed below are links to important information for competing teams. Materials will be updated throughout the year.

2018 Jessup Team Registration - Closed 2018 Official Rules
2018 Registration Fees  Summary of 2018 Rule Changes
Competition Materials Team Resources

Dates & Schedules

The Jessup season officially begins in September and ends in April after the completion of the White & Case International Rounds. The Qualifying Rounds, internationally and in the US, take place between January and March. The 2018 International Rounds take place on 1-7 April 2018 and will conclude with the Jessup Cup World Championship Round. 

2018 Official Schedule Qualifying Rounds
White & Case International Rounds  

Administrators, Judges, and other Jessup supporters 

The Jessup Competition relies heavily on the enthusiasm and passion of our Administrators, Judges, and other supporters. Administrators and Judges will be able to register in September 2017. For more information on registration, pertinent materials, and guides follow the links below.

Administrators Judges and Friends of the Jessup

For more information about past Jessup Competitions visit the Jessup Online Archive.


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