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.

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].

Jurisdiction Administrator Date Venue
Afghanistan Sayed Ramiz Husaini Jan 20, 2020 Kabul
Armenia Siranush Sahakyan Feb 24-28, 2020 Yerevan
Australia Dilan Thampapillai
Azerbaijan Mehran Amirli
Kanan Madatli
Feb 15-16, 2020 ADA University
Belgium Gaia Salina
Davide Scavuzzo
Brazil Rafaela Hörmann Feb 13-15, 2020 Faculdade Cesusc
Canada David Quayat Feb 27-29, 2020 Osgoode Hall
Toronto, Ontario
Chile José Sáez AMCHAM Chile
China Wenqui Zhu Hainan University
Chinese Taipei
Colombia Giovanny Vega Feb 27-29, 2020 Bogota
Egypt Adam El Shalakany Feb 7-8, 2020 Cairo
European Friendly Roxanna Nazari Mar 5-7, 2020 Prague
Czech Republic
France Pierre Durand
GCC Friendly Hanaa ALebrahim
Georgia Ana Jabauri Feb 15-16, 2020 Supreme Court of Georgia
Germany Nils Schlüter
Konstantin Gast
Mar 4-7, 2020 Göttingen
Guatemala Claudia Caceres Feb 26-29, 2020 Antigua Guatemala
Hong Kong China
India Vismay Shroff
Michael Peil
Jan 30-Feb 2, 2020 Amity Law School
New Delhi
Indonesia Josephine Budiana
Enrico Alexander
UNIKA Atma Jaya
Iran Modern International Study Jan 26-28, 2020 MIS Centre
Iraq Sherwan Fatah Erbil
Ireland Eoin Murphy Four Courts
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
Lebanon Fadi Makki
Netherlands Ioana Moraru Leiden University
The Hague
Nigeria Ulame Erese
Samuel Oni
Neka Ihenacho
Chika Oniya
Feb 13-14, 2020 Nigerian Law School
Panama Isabel Cristina Lopez
Philippines Enique Dela Cruz Feb 20-22, 2020 University of Santo Tomas
Poland Agata Bzdyń Jan 30-31, 2020 Supreme Court
Russia Irina Yakusheva Jan 29-Feb 2, 2020 Moscow
Sierra Leone Karina Krayem Feb 19, 2020 Freetown
Singapore Zhen Ru Lim Supreme Court
South Africa Ropafadzo Maphosa Feb 23, 2020 University of Johannesburg
South Korea
Spain Olga Corbal Barcelona
Tanzania Pasience Mlowe Feb 22, 2020 Arusha
Uganda Raymond Muhekyi Feb 14-15, 2020 Cavendish University
Kampala International University
Ukraine Nikolay Yurlov Kyiv
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom Damian Bielicki
US Mid-Atlantic Feb 20-23, 2020 American University
Washington College of Law
Washington, DC
US Midwest Staci Holthus Feb 6-9, 2020 Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
US Northeast Michelle Kieth Feb 20-23, 2020 Shearman & Sterling
New York City, NY
US Pacific Natascha Smith Feb 27-Mar 1, 2020 Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, OR
US Rocky Mountain
US South Mar 4-7, 2020 Eastern District of Louisiana US District Court
New Orleans, LA
Uzbekistan Salimjon Yusupov Feb 5, 2020 Tashkent
Zambia Emmanuel Ngambi Feb 21-22, 2020 Cavendish University

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

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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.