Thursday, November 20, 2008
Update on the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
The Friends of the Jessup Newsletter is now available in electronic format (and free of charge) to all Friends of the Jessup. The new Editor-in-Chief, Mara Smith, has more than doubled the size of the Newsletter and included content from all parts of the globe. She and her team of Regional Editors have collected Jessup interest pieces authored by competitors, coaches, judges, and national administrators that exemplify the extraordinary scope and influence of the Jessup Competition. The long-awaited Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Friends of the Jessup Newsletter is now available on the ILSA website by clicking here.
The 2009 Jessup Competition season is well underway, with over 450 teams already registered and beginning to research The Case Concerning “Operation Provide Shelter.” To access the 2009 Compromis, please click here. ILSA has received many inquiries regarding judging opportunities at the National and International Rounds of the Competition, and they have posted information about the national rounds. Click here to see National Rounds information for the following countries:
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
Mexico – North
Mexico – South
The U.S. Super Regional Rounds will take place over the last three weekends in February, 2009, in six major U.S. cities. Exact dates and locations of the U.S. Super Regionals will be posted on the ILSA website by the end of November (or so).
The Shearman & Sterling International Rounds of the Competition will be held in Washington, D.C., 22-28 March, 2009. Click here to read more. An announcement will be sent to the Friends of the Jessup community once the 2009 Judge application and registration process has opened. For those interested in participating in the Remote Coaching Program, either as a remote coach for a Russian team or a new team from another country, please see pages 31-32 of the Friends of the Jessup Newsletter.
Finally, ILSA announced that Volume 17, Issue 1 of the ILSA Quarterly is hot off the press and on its way to subscribers. The ILSA Quarterly is an academic magazine that features articles written by students and includes information on ILSA projects, study abroad programs, LL.M. programs and career opportunities. The ILSA Quarterly is published four times during the academic year, and is available to Friends of the Jessup for an annual subscription fee of $17.50. All subscription revenues are used to sustain this unique student publication. Each issue showcases the scholarly work of students alongside articles written by leading academics and practitioners in the field of international law. You should consider subscribing to the journal for the very modest price.
There is also a "Friends of the Jessup" group on LinkedIn, in case you are a member of that.