Jessop Competition Call for Volunteer Judges

Volunteers are needed to serve as judges for the oral rounds at the 2022 Jessup Canadian Qualifying Tournament in Winnipeg, Manitoba from February 10-12, 2022. 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.

Please click here to sign up to serve as an Oral Round Judge or contact Dana Hagg at dhagg@hmclawyers.com

Deadline for judge sign-up: Friday, December 10, 2021