Jessup 2022 - Call for Judges

The Canadian National Division of the Jessup Moot Competition is seeking volunteers to serve as judges for the oral rounds at the 2022 Jessup Canadian Qualifying Tournament from 10-12 February in Winnipeg, MB. This is a great opportunity to interact with current law students and colleagues from across Canada. All volunteers are welcome to attend the Judges’ Reception as well as the Gala Award Dinner.


In many jurisdictions, serving as a moot court judge counts towards Continuing Legal Education / Continued Professional Development credit.





Pre-Competition


Judges will receive background materials including:


  • The legal problem

  • A comprehensive Bench Memo that details the problem and provides a general overview of the public international law principles teams are expected to address

  • Copies of the teams’ written arguments are also available for judges to review prior to adjudication of the round.


Competition


Oral round judges will sit in panels of three and score the performance of competing schools


Judges have the opportunity and are encouraged to provide feedback to students following the round.


Organizers attempt to balance the panel based on the judges’ practice area and experience in international law; familiarity in public international law is an asset but not a requirement to judge.


Rounds typically last 2.5 hours, and depending on one’s familiarity with the legal issues, can require the same amount of time for preparation.

To serve as an Oral Round Judge


Click here to sign-up or contact Dana Hagg, Associate National Administrator - Judging at dhagg@hmclawyers.com


Deadline to sign-up: Friday, December 10, 2021


Please feel free to pass along this notice to friends or colleagues who may also be interested in judging


Visit the Jessup - Canadian National Division website at: https://jessupmoot.ca/