Jessup Judges

The Jessup Competition is judged by an elite corps of volunteer attorneys. Judges are needed at all levels of the Competition (Qualifying and International) to evaluate and score the written and oral pleadings of the competitors. In most jurisdictions, study or practice in the field of international law, or prior experience in the Jessup Competition, is preferred, but not required.

Judge Registration

Jessup judge registration will open in the fall of 2019.

We are excited to announce that we are unveiling a new Jessup Judge Registration Portal this year!

If you register your interest in judging Qualifying Rounds, we will share your contact information with the National Administrators in the country(ies) in which you indicated your interest in judging. The National Administrators will be communicating with and scheduling judges for Qualifying Rounds. The most up to date information about Qualifying Rounds including dates, locations, and National Administrator email addresses can be found on our Qualifying Rounds web page. If you have questions about a specific Qualifying Round, we encourage you to contact the National Administrator in the first instance. However, you can also email jessup@ilsa.org with questions or concerns.

If you register your interest in judging at the 2019 International Rounds (March 31-6 April 2019) in Washington, DC, we expect to confirm judges on a rolling basis from February through March 2018. We have limited judging slots available at the International Rounds, and may not be able to confirm all applicants to judge. Additional information will be sent to International Rounds judges as they are confirmed. We appreciate in advance your patience with this process. Please contact us at jessup@ilsa.org with any questions.

Qualifying Rounds Schedule

The specific dates of all 2020 Qualifying Rounds will be updated on this page during the Competition Season as the Executive Office receives them. Questions can be sent to jessup@ilsa.org.

Jurisdiction Administrator Date Venue
Afghanistan      
Armenia    
Australia      
Azerbaijan      
Bangladesh      
Belarus      
Belgium      
Brazil      
Bulgaria      
Cambodia  
Canada      
Chile      
China      
Chinese Taipei      
Colombia      
Egypt      
Ethiopia      
European Friendly      
France      
GCC Friendly      
Georgia      
Germany      
Ghana      
Greece      
Guatamala      
Hong Kong China      
Iceland      
India      
Indonesia      
Iran      
Iraq    
Ireland    
Israel      
Italy      
Jamaica    
Japan      
Kazakhstan      
Kenya    
Lebanon      
Malaysia      
Mexico      
Myanmar      
Nepal      
Netherlands      
Nigeria      
Pakistan      
Panama      
Philippines      
Poland    
Romania      
Russia      
Singapore      
Slovenia      
South Africa      
South Korea      
Spain      
Thailand    
Turkey      
Uganda      
Ukraine    
United Arab Emirates      
United Kingdom      
US Mid-Atlantic      
US Midwest      
US Northeast      
US Pacific      
US Rocky Mountain      
US South      
Uzbekistan      
Zimbabwe

Competition Materials

Jessup 2020 competition materials will be updated as they become available.

Resources and Guides for Judges

Below are helpful resources and guides for both returning and new judges. The materials are divided based on resources for oral rounds scoring and grading of the written memorial submissions.