2020 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition


The Case Concerning...

The case will address multi-fora international litigation, the accountability of Heads of State for war crimes, killer robots, and a wall.


Competition Materials

The 2020 Jessup Problem - 

First Batch of Basic Materials -

Second Batch of Basic Materials -


Competition Schedule

The 2019-20 Jessup season will start in September 2019 when registration opens, and will conclude in April 2019 with the Jessup Cup World Championship Round. 



Competition Rules

All competing teams are expected to be familiar with the the Official Rules of the 2020 Jessup Competition, which will be released in August 2019. 

In the meantime, you may use as referece the 2019 Official Rules:

2019 Official Rules

Summary of 2019 Rules Changes

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.

2019 Italian National Supplement to the 2019 Official Rules

Save the Date

September 2019 - Registration Opens

September 2019 - Release of the Jessup Problem

October 2019 - Release of First Batch of Basic Materials

November 2019 - Deadline for Eligibility Inquiries

November 2019 - Deadline for Registration

November 2019 - Release of Corrections and Clarifications

November 2019 - Release of Second Batch of Basic Materials

January 2020 - Deadline for Submission of Memorials

January 2020 - Disqualification deadline for Failure to Submit Memorials

12-15 February 2020 - Italian National Rounds

12-18 April 2020 - International Rounds