2019 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition


The Case Concerning...

The case for the 2019 Jessup competition will be released in September 2019. 

It will address appropriation of traditional knowledge for commercial purposes, state responsibility for corporate environmental degradation and human rights violations, and majestic herds of migratory yaks.


Competition Materials

The 2019 Jessup Problem - to be released

First Batch of Basic Materials - to be released

Second Batch of Basic Materials - to be released


Competition Schedule

The 2018-19 Jessup season will start in September 2018 when registration opens, and will conclude in April 2019 with the Jessup Cup World Championship Round. 

2019 Competition Schedule - to be released.


Competition Rules

All competing teams are expected to be familiar with the the Official Rules of the 2019 Jessup Competition.

Rules will be published in August 2018, but the 2018 official rules can be used as reference.

2018 Official Rules

In addition, a Rules Supplement to the 2019 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.

Also in this case, the 2018 Italian National Supplement can be used as reference.

2018 Italian National Supplement to the 2018 Official Rules

Save the Date

September 2018 - Registration Opens

September 2018 - Release of the Jessup Problem

October 2018 - Release of First Batch of Basic Materials

November 2018 - Deadline for Eligibility Inquiries

November 2018 - Deadline for Registration

November 2018 - Release of Corrections and Clarifications

December 2018 - Release of Second Batch of Basic Materials

January 2019 - Deadline for Submission of Memorials

January 2019 - Disqualification deadline for Failure to Submit Memorials

February 2019 - Italian National Rounds

April 2019 - International Rounds