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White & Case is the Global Partner of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. With more than 3,500 law students hailing from nearly 100 countries participating each year, the Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition.

The Firm's involvement with the Jessup goes back many years and is driven by the passion of our many Jessup alumni who believe that the competition is one of the great learning opportunities for law students and a way to enhance the sense of community among the world's lawyers.

The Firm is the sponsor of the White & Case International Rounds, or world championships, and up to as many as 15 national and regional rounds.


ALL RISE: Journeys to a Just World

In an effort to further promote the Jessup, White & Case worked with the International Law Students Association (ILSA), the organization that administers the competition, and a documentary film company to create an award-winning feature-length film—ALL RISE: Journeys to a Just World. The film highlights the scope and impact of the Jessup through the journeys of passionate law students taking part in the 2014 competition. More information on the film is found here.


Jessup Competitor Guide and Judge Training

To help students and Jessup judges better prepare for the competition, White & Case created the Jessup Competitor Guide a student-focused "how-to" manual with recommendations on competing in the Jessup, and the Jessup Judge Training videos which walk lawyers through the basics of judging.

The Lasting Impact of the Jessup Competition

The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon of Singapore reflects on the increasing importance of the Jessup Competition in his acceptance remarks for the 2024 White & Case Distinguished Jessup Alumni Award. You can watch his full remarks online.

Jessup highlights

Learn more about the Jessup and our involvement through these highlights.

Press Release
University of the Philippines wins Jessup World Championship in the largest in-person competition in Jessup history
A distant view of the Supreme Court of Zambia, in the country's capital of Lusaka. The red-brick, two-story building features white columns along the main facade and a pair of white lion sculptures enclosing the wide entrance steps. A large palm tree stands to the left, and three flagpoles to the right.
Trailblazing jurist Florence Mumba receives White & Case Distinguished Jessup Alumni Award
The competition opens doors and shapes careers for many law students around the world
Press Release
Jessup Sees Record Number of Participating Teams in 2024

Jessup resources

Jessup Judge Training Guide
Jessup Competitors Guide
Jessup FAQs

More about the Jessup

Ian Forrester Remarks to Jessup Competitors