Important Notice

The 2020 White & Case International Rounds will no longer be taking place, due to the global situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please view our Official Press Release for further explanation about our decision.

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


You only need to register to judge if you did not register last year. If you did register to judge last year, simply log in to your Judge profile and update your preferences for Jessup 2020. Email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

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 2020 International Rounds (12 - 18 April 2020) in Washington, DC, we expect to confirm judges on a rolling basis from February through March 2020. 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.

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.

National and 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 [email protected].

Check out our National Round Results page for advancing teams, top memorials, and more.

Jurisdiction Administrator Date Venue
Afghanistan Sayed Ramiz Husaini Jan 24-27, 2020 Kabul
Argentina Moirah Sanchez Mar 4-6, 2020
Armenia Siranush Sahakyan Feb 24-28, 2020 Yerevan
Australia Dilan Thampapillai Feb 11-15, 2020 Australian National University
Azerbaijan Mehran Amirli
Kanan Madatli
Feb 15-16, 2020 ADA University
Bangladesh Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem Ali Pathan Feb 6-8, 2020 Dhaka
Belarus Andrey Kozik
Dziana Pranichnikava
Feb 7-9, 2020 Minsk
Belgium Gaia Salina
Davide Scavuzzo
Feb 22-23, 2020 Orde van Vlaamse Balies
Brazil Rafaela Hörmann Feb 13-15, 2020 Unisociesc Continente
Bulgaria Dimitar Deltchev Feb 21-23, 2020 Supreme Court of Cassation, Sofia
Canada David Quayat Feb 27-29, 2020 Osgoode Hall
Toronto, Ontario
Chile José Sáez Jan 23-24, 2020 AMCHAM Chile &
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile
China Wenqui Zhu
Chinese Taipei Pei-Lun Tsai Feb 13-16, 2020 National Chengchi University
Colombia Giovanny Vega Feb 26-28, 2020 Bogota
Egypt Adam El Shalakany Mar 6-7, 2020 Cairo
Ethiopia Elias Nour Feb 28-29, 2020 St. Mary’s University,
School of Graduate Studies
Addis Ababa
European Friendly Roxanna Nazari Mar 5-7, 2020 Prague
Czech Republic
France Pierre Durand Feb 20-22, 2020 Office Dentons, Paris
Georgia Ana Jabauri Feb 8-9, 2020 Supreme Court of Georgia
Germany Nils Schlüter
Konstantin Gast
Mar 4-7, 2020 Göttingen
Ghana Frederick Abu-Bonsrah Feb 26-28, 2020 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology,
Greece Isavella Vasilogeorgi Feb 21-22, 2020
Guatemala Claudia Caceres Feb 26-29, 2020 Antigua Guatemala
Hong Kong China Lai Yee Winnie Wat
India Vismay Shroff
Michael Peil
Jan 30-Feb 2, 2020 Amity Law School
New Delhi
Indonesia Josephine Budiana
Enrico Alexander
Feb 7-9, 2020 UNIKA Atma Jaya
Iran Modern International Study Feb 4-6, 2020 MIS Centre
Ireland Eoin Murphy Feb 22, 2020 Four Courts
Israel Jasmin Wennersbusch Feb 18, 2020 Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Italy Agnese Pizzolla Feb 12-15, 2020 Università degli studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’
Jamaica Litrow Hickson Court of Appeal
Japan Akiho Shibata Feb 15-16, 2020 Kyoto
Kenya Dominic Ndungu Feb 15 & 22, 2020 Supreme Court Building
Kyrgyzstan Salim Yusupov Feb 4-6, 2020 Tashkent State University of Law
Malaysia Areej Torla Feb 15-16, 2020 International Islamic University Malaysia
Mexico Liliana Oliva Bernal March 2-6, 2020 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Moldova Valeriu Dragalin Feb 12-14, 2020 State University of Moldova
Myanmar ShweYi ThanHtike Win Feb 18, 2020 American Centre Yangon
Netherlands Ioana Moraru Jan 30-31, 2020 Leiden University
The Hague
Nigeria Ulame Erese
Samuel Oni
Neka Ihenacho
Chika Oniya
Feb 13-14, 2020 Nigerian Law School
Pakistan Brian Havey
Zoe Richards
March 4-8, 2020 University College Lahore Law School
Philippines Enique Dela Cruz Feb 20-22, 2020 University of Santo Tomas
Poland Agata Bzdyń Jan 30-31, 2020 Supreme Court
Romania Laura-Maria Craciunean-Tatu Sibiu
Russia Ekaterina Efimova
Irina Yakusheva
Jan 29-Feb 2, 2020 Moscow
Sierra Leone Karina Krayem Feb 19, 2020 Freetown
Singapore Zhen Ru Lim Supreme Court
South Africa Sewela Masie Feb 28-29, 2020 University of Johannesburg
& Chambers
South Korea Sujin Kong Feb 22, 2020 Korea University, Seoul
Spain Olga Corbal Feb 11-13, 2020 Cuatrecasas Offices
Sri Lanka
Tanzania Pasience Mlowe Feb 22, 2020 Arusha
Thailand International Law Association of Thailand Feb 15, 2020 The Bangkok Club
(International Law Association of Thailand)
Turkey Abdurrahman Kayıklık
Osman Pepeoglu
Feb 22-23, 2020 Bahçeşehir University
Uganda Raymond Muhekyi Feb 27-29, 2020 Cavendish University Faculty of Law
Ukraine Nikolay Yurlov
Volodymyr Solohub
Feb 28-March 1, 2020 High Anticorruption Court of Ukraine
United Arab Emirates Atousa Kazemi Jan 25, 2020 American University in
the Emirates
United Kingdom Damian Bielicki
Andrew Holmes
Feb 14-16, 2020 Lincoln’s Inn
US Washington, DC Derrick Moore Feb 20-23, 2020 American University
Washington College of Law
Washington, DC
US Chicago Staci Holthus Feb 6-9, 2020 Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
US New York City Michelle Keith Feb 20-23, 2020 Shearman & Sterling
New York City, NY
US Portland Natascha Smith Feb 27-Mar 1, 2020 Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, OR
US Denver Katherine Ellis Feb 20-23, 2020 Denver, CO
US New Orleans Meredith Perlman
Jeff Brooks
Mar 4-7, 2020 Eastern District of Louisiana US District Court
New Orleans, LA
Uzbekistan Salimjon Yusupov Feb 4-6, 2020 Tashkent State University of Law
Zambia Emmanuel Ngambi Feb 21-22, 2020 Cavendish University

International Rounds

Event Information

The 2020 White & Case International Rounds will no longer be taking place, due to the global situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please view our Official Press Release for further explanation about our decision.

Advancing Teams

With over 100 teams qualifying to compete in the International Rounds, we recommend you check out the results of National Rounds to see the advancing teams.

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