Jessup Judges

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.

Judge Registration

If you have previously registered to judge other editions of the Jessup, you do not need to create a new account. You can simply log in to your existing account and fill out your preferences for Jessup 2023.

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.

We encourage new and returning judges to begin registering their preferences for the Jessup Competition 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.

If you register your interest in judging the Jessup 2023 International Rounds we expect to confirm judges on a rolling basis from February through March 2023. We have limited judging slots available at the Jessup 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.

Competition Format

ILSA is excited to announce that the 2023 White & Case Jessup International Rounds will be held, in person, on 9-15 April 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, DC.

This will be the first International Rounds held in person in four years. We look forward to gathering with the next generation of Jessupers as well as our incredible FOJ community to celebrate international law and education.

Information about National Rounds will be announced in the coming months, as details are finalized. Please click to read our complete statement. Please feel free to email [email protected] if you have additional questions.

Competition Materials

Jessup 2023 Problem with Corrections and Clarifications - .pdf | .docx
Jessup 2023 Corrections and Clarifications - .pdf | .docx

Basic Materials

The Basic Materials for Jessup 2023 are now available. In a change of practice from previous years, ILSA will not be issuing a second batch of Basic Materials; instead, we will update this list from time to time. We encourage all teams to visit frequently to make sure that you have the latest materials.

Materials added after 6 October will be placed in a second list at the bottom of the page, so teams do not need to re-download every single item.

Updated 7 November 2022

National and Qualifying Rounds Schedule

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.

Rules

Jessup 2023 Rules

National Rounds Rules Supplements

The National Rounds Rules Supplements will be posted as they are finalized by National Administrators.

European Friendly

Italy

United Kingdom

Promotional Materials

Jessup 2023 Poster (High Resolution) – .jpg | .pdf