Friday, June 6, 2008

2009 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Here are deadlines for the 2009 Jessup Competition.

Registration for the 2009 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition will open next month (July 2008).

The anticpated release date of the 2009 Jessup Compromis will be September 23, 2008.

The first batch of basic materials will be distributed in October 2008.  This is a collection of international law research materials for all student teams, designed to ensure that all teams throughout the world have access to information regardless of budget or resources in their home institutions.

The deadline for requests for clarifications to the Jessup problem will be October 20, 2008.

The regisistration deadline for U.S. teams will be November 3, 2008.

The registration deadline for non-U.S. teams will be November 28, 2008.

The second batch of basic materials is due to be released in December 2008.

The deadline for submission of memorials will be Monday, January 12, 2009.

Regional and national rounds will be held in January and February 2009.  Specific dates will be posted on the Jessup websitze as they become available.

The Shearman and Sterling International Rounds will be held from March 22-28, 2009 in Washington, D.C. 

The World Championship Round will be held on March 28, 2009.

Click here for a one-page summary of all the deadlines. . Click here for more information about ILSA. . ILSA will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jessup and is looking to locate all former competitors and judges.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Representing both sides of the argument, each Jessup team is required to prepare oral and written pleadings.


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