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 Dilan Thampapillai
Azerbaijan Mehran Amirli ADA University
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil Rafaela Hörmann Feb 13-15, 2020 Faculdade Cesusc
Florianópolis
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada David Quayat Osgoode Hall
Toronto, Ontario
Chile José Sáez AMCHAM Chile
China
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Egypt
Ethiopia
European Friendly Roxanna Nazari Mar 5-7, 2020 Prague
Czech Republic
France
GCC Friendly
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala Claudia Caceres Feb 26-29, 2020 Antigua Guatemala
Hong Kong China
Iceland
India Vismay Shroff
Michael Peil
Jan 30-Feb 2, 2020 New Delhi
Indonesia Josephine Budiana
Enrico Alexander
UNIKA Atma Jaya
Jakarta
Iran Anosh Naderi Jan 26-28, 2020 MIS Centre
Iraq
Ireland Eoin Murphy Four Courts

Dublin
Israel
Italy Agnese Pizzolla Feb 12-15, 2020 Università degli studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’
Bari
Jamaica Litrow Hickson Court of Appeal
Japan Akiho Shibata Feb 15-16, 2020 Kyoto
Kazakhstan
Kenya Dominic Ndungu Feb 15 & 22, 2020 Supreme Court Building
Lebanon
Malaysia
Mexico
Myanmar
Nepal
Netherlands
Nigeria Ulame Erese
Samuel Oni
Neka Ihenacho
Chika Oniya
Feb 13-14, 2020 Nigerian Law School
Abuja
Pakistan
Panama Isabel Cristina Lopez
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia Irina Yakusheva Jan 29-Feb 2, 2020 Moscow
Sierra Leone Karina Krayem Feb 19, 2020 Freetown
Singapore
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Thailand
Turkey
Uganda Raymond Muhekyi Feb 14-15, 2020 Cavendish University
Kampala International University
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom Damian Bielicki
US Mid-Atlantic
US Midwest
US Northeast
US Pacific
US Rocky Mountain
US South
Uzbekistan Salimjon Yusupov Feb 5, 2020 Tashkent
Zimbabwe

International Rounds

Event Information

The 2020 White & Case International Rounds will take place April 12th to 18th at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, D.C., United States, 20001).

Hotel Floor Plan

About Washington DC

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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.