Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

The Council has always encouraged participation in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition as such activities enhance student knowledge of international law and the peaceful settlement of international disputes. The Jessup competition provides law students with a unique opportunity to prepare written and oral arguments on complex issues of international law involving a hypothetical case before the International Court of Justice.

The CCIL has a long-standing association with the Canadian round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The Canadian Division has been hosted by one of the Canadian law schools in the winter every year since 1973. The International Round of the Jessup, the White & Case Jessup Cup, is organized by the International Law Students Association.

Jessup 2020 - Toronto (Judge's Reception)

CCIL was delighted to co-host with Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, the judges' reception at the Canadian Round of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Toronto on Friday, February 28.


Some 85 international law and legal education minded practitioners, academics, and government lawyers judged students from across Canada.  


The Canadian final rounds matched University of Toronto against University of New Brunswick and University of Ottawa (Common Law Section) against University of Western Ontario.   U of T and Western were chosen to represent Canada at the International Round in Washington D.C.  We regret very much that they were unable to compete as the finals were cancelled this year.


Congratulations to all the students on their hard work.