The 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. A team from each participating school is required to prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.
The hypothetical fact pattern is released during the second half of September and the written pleadings are usually due in early to mid-January. Oral arguments will first be held at the regional level in Manhattan in February 2015. Finalist teams from the regional competition will advance to the International Rounds held in Washington, D.C. in March 2015, where they will compete against Jessup teams from around the world.
Students are eligible for two credits if selected for the Jessup team, and serving on the team may also satisfy the Legal Writing Requirement. As such, participation on the Jessup team requires a substantial time commitment, both to prepare the written pleadings in the fall semester and to prepare and practice for oral argument in January and February of the spring semester.
How to Apply:
Four spots are open on the Suffolk Jessup team. Any day or evening student who has completed their first year at the Law School is eligible to apply. To apply please choose one of the following options:
A. Email Prof. Rosa Kim firstname.lastname@example.org one single word document with your
(1) cover letter;
(3) transcript (you may cut and paste your unofficial transcript from Campus Cruiser); and
(4) legal writing sample.
B. Drop off your application at Professor Kim’s office (Rm. 370C).
The deadline for submission is Friday, September 21, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by the selection committee and invited for an interview.