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.

The 2018 White & Case International Rounds will take place April 1-7, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Schedules for the Qualifying Rounds will be posted when available. 

For any questions about the Jessup Competition please contact [email protected].

Judge Registration

Anyone interested in Judging the Jessup must register online each year. Judge registration for the 2018 Jessup Season will open in Fall 2017. More information and the link to registration will be added here when 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.

Oral Round Judges

Memorial Judges

2012 Final Round

  Judges Keith, Owada, and Donoghue hear the arguments presented by Aleksandra Ivlieva from Moscow State University in the 2012 Final Round.

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