2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition


The Case Concerning the Egart and the Ibra

The People's Republic of Anduchenca (Applicant) and the Federal Republic of Rukaruku (Respondent) will appear before the International Court of Justice in the Case concerning the Egart and the Ibra.

The case addresses the validity of interstate arbitral awards, the capture of a marine vessel, the breach of nuclear disarmament obligations, and the conduct of naval warfare.


Competition Materials

The 2018 Jessup Problem

Corrections and Clarifications

First Batch of Basic Materials


Competition Schedule

The 2017-18 Jessup season will start on 5 September 2017 when registration opens, and conclude on 7 April 2018 with the Jessup Cup World Championship Round. 

2018 Competition Schedule

The Italian National Rounds will be held in Roma, on 8-10 February 2018, kindly hosted by L.U.I.S.S. "Guido Carli".

Italian National Rounds Schedule - to be released  

The Internal Rounds will be held in Washington, D.C., on 1-7 April 2018.


Competition Rules

All competing teams are expected to be familiar with the the Official Rules of the 2018 Jessup Competition.

2018 Official Rules

In addition, a Rules Supplement to the 2018 Official Rules has been approved by the ILSA Executive Director to facilitate the conduct of the Italian National Rounds. It clarifies and, wherever necessary, completes the Official Rules of the Competition.

2018 Italian National Supplement to the 2018 Official Rules

Save the Date

5 September 2017 - Registration Opens

15 September 2017 - Release of the Jessup Problem

3 October 2017 - Release of First Batch of Basic Materials

10 November 2017 - Deadline for Eligibility Inquiries

17 November 2017 - Deadline for Registration

21 November 2017 - Release of Corrections and Clarifications

13 December 2017 - Release of Second Batch of Basic Materials

12 January 2018 - Deadline for Submission of Memorials

26 January 2018 - Disqualification deadline for Failure to Submit Memorials

8-10 February 2018 - Italian National Rounds

1-7 April 2018 - International Rounds