20 Years of Jessup Italy

The 2023 edition of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition marks the 20 years anniversary from the first participation of an Italian team in the competition. Back in 2003, students from Università degli Studi Roma Tre and Univesità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore competed against each other in the first Italian National Rounds.
It is therefore a happy coincidence that the 2023 Italian National Rounds will be hosted by Università degli Studi Roma Tre, whose 2003 team was the first to win the title of Italian National Champion.

 After two decades, many things have changed. Year after year, the number of the universities participating in this competition has sharply increased. In this edition, 11 teams will face each other to win the title : this is the highest number in the history of Jessup Italy so far. Geographical representation also changed dramatically, and today we see the participation of teams from all over the country, from North to South with islands included.

 Over this time, Jessup Italy contributed to build a network of professionals among its alumni, who today live up to the ‘Spirit of the Jessup’ – camaraderie, academic excellence, competitiveness, and appreciation of fellow competitors – in their work as lawyers in renowned international lawfirms, international organisation and European institutions.

In this occasion, we wish to acknowledge how the organization of the Jessup competition and the creation of such a community in Italy would not have been possible without the help of Jessup Italy's sponsors. They not only supported our initiative financially, but showed, year after year, to believe in this project and in its the educational and professional value in shaping the lawyers of tomorrow.

The 2023 Italian National Rounds see the support of Chiomenti, Cleary Gottlieb, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gianni & Origoni, RP Legal & Tax, which we will never thank enough for their support to the realization of this unique event in the history of Jessup.

We look forward to seeing you all in Roma and celebrate together our first 20th anniversary.

" One day world leaders will look at each others differently because they first meet at the Jessup as friends"

Jessup Motto