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! It is currently under construction, but we will post an announcement as soon as registration is open. Thank you for you patience and for choosing to judge the Jessup!

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].

Jurisdiction Administrator Date Venue
Bangladesh Sayem Pathan
Canada David Quayat Feb 21-23, 2019 University of British Columbia
Chile Sofia Nieves Chilean Constitutional Court
Chinese Taipei
Colombia Felipe Franco Universidad Externado de Colombia
Egypt Adam El Shalakany Cairo
European Friendly Roxanna Nazari Feb 21-23, 2019 Lisbon, Portugal
France Pierre Durand
Germany Magadlena Goebel
Franziska Niehaus
Feb 20-24, 2019 Bucerius Law School
University of Hamburg
Hong Kong China Louie Chan
India Michael Peil Feb 7-10, 2019 Amity Law School – Noida
Indonesia Tiffany Revilia Jonan Feb 1-3, 2019 Universitas Pelita Harapan
Banten, Indonesia
Iran Morteza Naderi Jan 20-21, 2019 Tehran
Italy Agnese Pizzolla Feb 7-9, 2019 Università degli Studi di Milano
Milan, Italy
Japan Masahiro Nishii Feb 23-24, 2019 Kyoto
Kenya Dominic Njuguna
Mexico Karla Jones
Nigeria Ulame Erese Feb 7-8, 2019 Nigerian Law School, Abuja
Russia Ekaterina Efimova
Irina Yakusheva
Jan 30-Feb 3, 2019 Moscow, Russia
South Africa
Uganda Raymond Muhekyi
Ukraine Volodymyr Solohub Feb 1-3, 2019
US Mid-Atlantic 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 Feb 21-24, 2019 Shearman & Sterling
New York, NY
US Pacific Natascha Smith Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019 Lewis & Clark
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 Jan 31, 2019 Tashkent

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.