Monday, February 4, 2013
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest compeition for international law. Actually it's probably one of the world's largest competitions for anything, right after the Olympics!
The U.S. midwest regionals were held this weekend in Chicago. The rounds were great and the competition was extremely well run.
Congratulations to the staff at the International Law Students Association (ILSA), which organizes the Jessup Competition. Working this weekend at the Chicago-Kent College of Law were ILSA Executive Director Lesley A. Benn, Jessup Competition Coordinator Joe Terrenzio, and External Relations Coordinator Matt Szuminski. The teams competiting had high praise for the smooth quality of the round and the high quality of the judges. In fact the only complaint I heard was that one of the bailiffs was unfamiliar with how to fill out the scoring form. That's a problem easily fixed, and it was, and if that's the worst complaint you can have in a Jessup Round you know it was good.
Twenty-one teams competed in the Midwest Regional Rounds of the Jessup Competition. Pictured here is the Jessup Team from The John Marshall Law School: Jolene Kaminski, Bonnie Swanson, Ray Chung, Robert Erickson, and Blythe Milby.
Here's a link to the 2013 Jessup Compromis and other competition materials if you would like to have a look at this year's problem. ILSA provides not only the problem but some international law materials to help law students around the world.
ILSA is soliciting proposals for the 2014 Jessup Problem (the Jessup Compromis). Proposals must be submitted to ILSA’s Executive Director, Lesley Benn, by March 9, 2013.
The 2013 White & Case International Rounds of the Jessup Competition will take place from March 31 to April 6, 2013 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Volunteer opportunities are available. Visit the ILSA website for more information.