2019 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition


The Case Concerning the Kayleff Yak

The State of Aurok (Applicant) and the Republic of Rakkab (Respondent) will appear before the International Court of Justice to settle their differences concerning the Kayleff Yak.

The case addresses 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 - pdf  /  word

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


Competition Rules

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

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

12 September 2018 - Registration Opens

14 September 2018 - Release of the Jessup Problem

5 October 2018 - Release of First Batch of Basic Materials

9 November 2018 - Deadline for Eligibility Inquiries

16 November 2018 - Deadline for Registration

19 November 2018 - Release of Corrections and Clarifications

26 November 2018 - Release of Second Batch of Basic Materials

11 January 2019 - Deadline for Submission of Memorials

25 January 2019 - Disqualification deadline for Failure to Submit Memorials

7-9 February 2019 - Italian National Rounds

31 March - 6 April 2019 - International Rounds