Monday, January 26, 2009

Judge the Jessup International Rounds in Washington D.C. (March 22-28, 2009)

Ilsa_2The International Law Students Association (ILSA) informs us that registration is now open for judging the Shearman & Sterling International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

The Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the oldest, largest, most important, and most celebrated international law moot court competition held on this or any other planet.

The International Rounds will take place March 22-28, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.  If you would like to serve as a memorial or oral rounds judge, please complete and submit the Volunteer Judge Application Form by clicking here.  ILSA reminds you to provide all requested information, including your email address and the dates and times when you can judge. 

ILSA expects a large number of judge volunteers this year, which marks the 50th Anniversary Year of the Jessup Moot Court.  Scheduling will be subject to availability of rounds, and judges can also volunteer to as back-up judges who are frequently called upon because of last-minute cancellations and team conflicts.  Schedules will be sent out in early February.

Although volunteers come to Jessup because it is the right thing to do, judging moot court competitions does qualify for CLE credit in some states (such as Illinois).  Check the rules for the states where you are licensed if you need CLE credit.

For more information about ILSA and the Jessup Competition, click here.  For information on how to donate a few bucks to help ILSA in this anniversary year, contact Amity Boye, Executive Director at ILSA.


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