The White & Case Canadian National Division Qualifying Tournament of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
2015 WHITE & CASE CANADIAN TOURNAMENT CALL FOR JUDGES
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (the “Jessup”) is the largest moot court competition in the world. It is an annual competition engaging subjects of public international law:
The 2015 Jessup Problem will present questions of treaty interpretation and applicability in the face of changed circumstances; the propriety of counter-measures; and procedural and substantive issues raised by the secession of a province from one country and its annexation by another.
The international rounds will take place in Washington, DC in April 2015. A full description of the Jessup can be found here. Canada will be sending two teams to compete at the international rounds.
In order to select those Canadian teams advancing to the competition in Washington, DC, competing Canadian law schools gather for an annual qualifying competition. This year’s competition will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from March 5 – 7, 2015. Fourteen Canadian law schools will be gathering in Halifax to vie to be one of Canada’s representatives to the international rounds.
In order to successfully run the Canadian National competition, we require volunteers to serve as judges for the oral rounds that will take place on March 6 and 7, 2015. Volunteer judges are provided with background materials to assist them (including a Bench Memorandum). In many jurisdictions, serving as a moot court judge counts for Continuing Legal Education / Continued Professional Development credit.
Oral round judges participate in panels of three and score the performance of competing schools.
Rounds will take place at the Halifax Trade and Convention Centre and the Nova Scotia Supreme Court building.
Oral round judges are provided breakfast and lunch and are also invited to the final awards gala to be held on March 7, 2015. Rounds typically last 2.5 hours, and require about the same amount of time for preparation.
Discounted accommodations have been arranged with the Prince George Hotel in Halifax (which is connected to the Halifax Trade and Convention Centre).
If you are interested in serving as an Oral Round judge, please contact the National Administrator, David Quayat, of Lenczner Slaght LLP (email@example.com). Additionally, please feel free to pass along this email to friends or colleagues who may also be interested in judging.