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Jessup Competition 2021 - Call for Judges

Call for Judges

We are seeking volunteers to serve as judges for the oral rounds at the 2021 Jessup Canadian Qualifying Tournament. This is a great opportunity to interact with current law students and colleagues from across Canada.

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


  • 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.

  • Webinar style training on the Zoom platform and how to “judge” remotely (recordings will be made available if you’re unable to attend)


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.

Please click here to sign up to serve as an Oral Round Judge

or contact Dana Hagg at

Deadline for judge sign-up: Friday, December 18, 2020

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


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