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. 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.

If you are interested in judging Jessup 2025, we encourage new and returning judges to begin registering their preferences 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.

Competition Materials

The Jessup 2025 Problem will be released in September.

National and Qualifying Rounds Schedule

2025 White & Case International Rounds

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.

Basic Materials

Financial Support for Judges

The Rusty Dalferes Memorial Fund was established in 2022 to help defray travel costs for dedicated, skilled Jessup judges to attend the White & Case International Rounds. Applications for financial support for judges who wish to attend the 2024 White & Case Jessup International Rounds, 30 March - 6 April 2024 in Washington, D.C., is now open. If you would like to apply, please complete the application form. Applications will be considered as they are submitted. The deadline is December 8, 2023.


Coming Soon

Rule Supplements

Rule Supplements will be posted on a rolling basis as they are approved

Promotional Materials