We are seeking volunteers to serve as judges for the oral rounds at the 2024 Jessup Canadian Qualifying Tournament February 22-24 in Ottawa, Ontario. 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.
- A webinar info session the weekend before the competition to review rules, processes and answer any questions you have.
- Pre round briefings for all judges
- 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.
- Meals & Snacks pre and post round
To serve as an Oral Round Judge:
Deadline: December 22, 2023
Associate National Administrator- Judging