The Jessup Competition is judged by an elite corps of volunteer attorneys. Judges are needed at all levels of the Competition (National, Friendly, 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.
Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions.
If you are new to judging the Jessup, then you will need to create a new account. Once you have created an account, please register your preferences as soon as possible.
If you are interested in judging Jessup 2024, we encourage new and returning judges to begin registering their preferences in the Fall of every year.
If you register your interest in judging National and Friendly Rounds, we will share your contact information with the National Administrators in the locations in which you indicated your interest in judging. The National Administrators will be communicating with and scheduling judges for National Rounds. The most up-to-date information about National Rounds including dates, locations, and National Administrator email addresses can be found on our National and Friendly Rounds page. If you have questions about a specific National Round, we encourage you to contact the National Administrator in the first instance. However, you can also email [email protected] with questions or concerns.
Competition MaterialsCompetition Materials will be released beginning 15 September 2023.
National and Qualifying 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|
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.
Financial Support for Judges
Applications for financial support for judges who wish to attend the 2023 White & Case Jessup International Rounds, 8-15 April 2023 in Washington, D.C., is now open. If you would like to apply, please complete the application form below. Applications will be considered as they are submitted. The deadline is January 9, 2023.