Call for Students: 2023–2024 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

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The NYU Law Jessup team is recruiting team members for this year’s competition.


The Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition focusing on topics within public international law, with over 600 law schools participating worldwide. The NYU team has previously finished in the top 8 worldwide, while picking up a number of individual awards along the way. We are hoping to continue this success at this year’s in-person competition. Regional east coast rounds will be held in New Orleans on February 21-25, 2024, and global rounds will be held in Washington DC on March 30 – April 6, 2024.


We are seeking dedicated JD (1L, 2L, 3L) or LLM students with a strong interest in international law. Please note that, in order to be eligible to participate as team members, you may not have, after having graduated from any type of law degree program, either (i) engaged in the practice of law, or (ii) engaged in any paid or unpaid activity (outside of degree studies) in the field of international law. In addition, you may not have participated as judge for Memorials or at any level of the Jessup Competition.


If you are interested in being a team member, please send your CV, a short statement of interest [maximum 200 words], and a writing sample [5-10 pages, an extract from a longer paper is fine] to by September 13 [at 11:59pm].


The interviews will be scheduled between 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September. You will be given 5 to 10 minutes to present arguments on one of the issues from the 2023 Jessup Problem. You can select from the four issues detailed in paragraph 65 of the 2023 Problem, representing either the Applicant (the Kingdom of Aglovale) or the Respondent (the State of Ragnell). The purpose of these interviews is to evaluate your motivation, dedication, and oral advocacy abilities.


Coaches for this year will be Joyce De Coninck, Dan Rosenberg, and Yirong Sun.


If you have any questions, please email


Travel expenses for this competition will be covered by the Guarini Institute and the Hauser Global Law School Program as per NYU’s travel policy.