With the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs México, Jessup Mexico has built a strong community that reflects the Jessup Spirit of camaraderie, academic excellence, competitiveness, and appreciation of fellow competitors. Fittingly, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México won the 2020 Spirit of the Jessup Award with their virtual toast to the global Jessup Community. Historically, Mexico has been one of the most competitive countries in the Jessup, having won the Jessup Cup in 1998 and regularly advancing teams at the International Rounds deep into the competition.
A Vibrant Jessup Community
Jessup Mexico is on track for their largest ever National Round in 2021 with 13 Teams registered to compete! They plan to hold a series of talks with former Jessupers who are now international law practitioners and will be revealing a “Memory of Jessup Mexico" which commemorates and celebrates the history of the Jessup in Mexico.
We can talk at length about the incredible friends of the Jessup in Mexico, the enthusiastic support from the Mexican Government, and the talented competitors from top law schools. However, we think the 2020 Jessup Competitors say it best, so take a moment to listen to their messages below:
As lawyers, I think it’s important to reflect on how we can make our world a better place— on how we can make the impact that we have on other people’s lives be a positive one. For [us], this may be Jessup’s single greatest lesson, and its greatest accomplishment is shaping the lawyers of tomorrow’s challenges.
Jessup Mexico Competitor
The main part of the Jessup means that you are also part of a whole community who shares the same love and interest for international law. The Jessup mentally wasn’t only an opportunity to have a professional and academic challenge in international law, but also the opportunity to have an amazing experience with my friends.
Monserrat Pérez and Eduardo Fragoso, Jessup Mexico Competitors
Not only is [the Jessup] a highly competitive and demanding tournament, but is also one that transforms every participant’s life for the better. The abilities learned and developed by the students go from teamwork to significant legal research, argumentative skills, and reasoning. Needless to say, all of them are of the utmost importance for [students] to become leading professionals in their respective areas of practice.
Alejandro Celorio, Legal Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mexico