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The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Student teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case. Over 550 teams from nearly 90 countries participate in the Jessup Competition every year, making it the largest moot court competition in the world. Founded in 1959, it is administered around the world by the International Law Students Association (ILSA).
In 2002 White & Case founded the Russian National Championship of the Jessup Competition. Since then, a team of White & Case lawyers and administrators have organized the Championship every year. Rather quickly Russian National Championship has become one of the world's largest national competitions, every year welcoming around 45 teams from all over Russia.
In 2007 White & Case became the Global Partner of The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Each year White & Case sponsors a number of national Jessup competitions; the list has included Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Georgia, Poland, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and some other countries. In 2011 White & Case also became the sponsor of the International Rounds of the Competition and the Jessup Cup.
Around the world, participation in the Jessup Competition is regarded as a great start for a career in law. The contest engages students in legal research, preparing written submissions to a Court and presenting oral arguments in a courtroom setting. The competition is held entirely in English, which makes it challenging but also very exciting.
In order to participate in the Jessup Competition, each university is to form a team consisting of 2 to 5 law students. Good level of English is crucial for potential participants. The 2018 Jessup Problem (Compromis) is to be released on 15 September 2017. The registration for participants opens on 5 September and closes on 17 November 2017.
2018 Jessup Russian National Championship will be held in Moscow on 31 January – 4 February 2018.
If you have any questions regarding the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, please contact Irina Yakusheva, the Competition Coordinator for Russia (firstname.lastname@example.org; +7 495 645 4969).
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For more information on the Jessup Competition, please see whitecase.com/jessup or check the websites of the International Law Students Association and Threefold LLC.
2018 Jessup Compromis
2018 Correction and Clarifications to the Compromis — The Corrections and Clarifications to the 2018 Jessup Compromis will be released on 21 November 2017
2018 Jessup Official Schedule
2018 Jessup Russian National Championship Schedule
2018 Official Rules
Russian National Supplement to Official Rules
Russian Jessup Charter of Coaching
Frequently Asked Questions
Useful Information and Resources
Suggested Questions for Basic Preparation to the Jessup Competition
Suggested Sources for Basic Preparation to the Jessup Competition
Access codes to LexisNexis, Westlaw and HeinOnline will be available to eligible teams upon registration and payment of the registration fee.