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

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 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 with any questions.

Qualifying Rounds Schedule

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The specific dates of all 2019 Qualifying Rounds will be updated on this page during the Competition Season as the Executive Office receives them. Questions can be sent to

Jurisdiction Administrator Date Venue
Afghanistan Sayed Ramiz Hussaini Jan 26, 2019 Kabul
Armenia Aram Orbelyan
Australia Anthony Cassimatis Feb 5-9, 2019 Canberra
Azerbaijan Mehran Amirli Feb 9, 2019 Baku
Bangladesh Sayem Pathan Feb 8-10, 2019 Dhaka
Belarus Andrey Kozik Jan 25-27, 2019 Minsk
Belgium Gaia Salina
Davide Scavuzzo
Feb 23, 2019 White & Case
Brazil Mark Luz
Rafaela Hörmann
Feb 20-23, 2019 Florianópolis
Bulgaria Dimitar Delchev Sofia
Canada David Quayat Feb 21-23, 2019 University of British Columbia
Chile Sofia Nieves Chilean Constitutional Court
China Wenqi Zhu Feb 23-25, 2019 Yunnan University, Kunming
Chinese Taipei Pei-Lun Tsai National Chengchi University
Colombia Felipe Franco Universidad Externado de Colombia
Egypt Adam El Shalakany Cairo
Estonia Aleksandr Popov Feb 20, 2019 Tallinn
European Friendly Roxanna Nazari Feb 21-23, 2019 Lisbon, Portugal
France Pierre Durand Feb 8-9, 2019 Paris
Georgia Nino Dundua Tbilisi
Germany Magadlena Goebel
Franziska Niehaus
Feb 20-24, 2019 Bucerius Law School
University of Hamburg
Ghana Rainer Akumperigya Feb 11-14, 2019 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Accra Campus
Greece Isavella Vasilogeorgi
Guatamala Claudia Caceres Guatemala City
Hong Kong China Louie Chan
India Michael Peil Jan 31-Feb 3, 2019 Amity Law School – Noida
Indonesia Tiffany Revilia Jonan Feb 1-3, 2019 Universitas Pelita Harapan
Iran Morteza Naderi Jan 20-21, 2019 Tehran
Iraq Sherwan Mamand
Israel Maya Ashkenzi Feb 20, 2019 Tel Aviv
Italy Agnese Pizzolla Feb 7-9, 2019 Università degli Studi di Milano
Jamaica Litrow Hickson
Japan Masahiro Nishii Feb 16-17, 2019 Kyoto
Kazakhstan ILSA Executive Office Mar 30, 2019 Washington, DC
Kenya Dominic Njuguna
Lebanon Fadi Makki
Malaysia Fazlin Zain Feb 15-17, 2019 MARA University of Technology
Mexico Karla Jones
Netherlands Ioana Moraru Jan 29-30, 2019 Leiden University
Nigeria Ulame Erese Feb 7-8, 2019 Nigerian Law School
Pakistan Brian Havey
US Department of Justice
Feb 21-24, 2019 Islamabad
Palestine Malak Saeek
Grant Kynaston
Panama Isabel Cristina Lopez Chamber of Commerce of Panama
Philippines Enrique Dela Cruz Feb 21-23, 2019 University of Santo Tomas
Poland Agata Bzdyn
Romania Laura Crăciunean Sibiu
Russia Ekaterina Efimova
Irina Yakusheva
Jan 30-Feb 3, 2019 Moscow
Singapore Eileen Lim Singapore
South Africa
South Korea Buhm-Suk Baek Seoul
Spain Ainhoa Buenetxea Feb 13-15, 2019 Cuatrecasas offices in Madrid (Almagro, 9)
Sri Lanka
Thailand International Law Association of Thailand
Uganda Raymond Muhekyi
Ukraine Volodymyr Solohub Feb 1-3, 2019
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom Damian Bielicki
US Mid-Atlantic ILSA Executive Office Feb 14-17, 2019 Washington College of Law
American University
Washington, DC
US Midwest Staci Holthus Feb 7-10, 2019 Loyola University – Chicago
Chicago, IL
US Northeast Michelle Keith
Vannessa Tiede
Feb 21-24, 2019 Shearman & Sterling
New York, NY
US Pacific Natascha Smith Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019 Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR
US Rocky Mountain Katy Ellis Feb 21-24, 2019 University of Denver
Denver, CO
US South Meredith Perlman
Jenny Englander
Feb 13-16, 2019 United States District Court
New Orleans, LA
Uzbekistan Salim Yusupov Feb 6, 2019 Tashkent

International Rounds

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The White & Case International Rounds of the Jessup Competition is the culminating event of the Jessup Season. Held each spring in Washington, D.C., the White & Case International Rounds are both an educational experience and cultural extravaganza. The week-long schedule of events is filled with competitive matches, interesting panel discussions, and festive social events.

Hotel Information

The 2019 International Rounds will take place March 31 to April 6 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, D.C., United States, 20001).

ILSA has secured a limited number of rooms for participants in the 2019 Jessup International Rounds at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Click here to find out more information. Please note that space is limited.

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.