Jessup Moot Court Information

Jessup Moot Court Information

The Jessup International Law Moot Court team is accepting applicants for the 2022-2023 team! Jessup is the largest and most prestigious moot court competition in the world, with nearly 700 participating schools from 100 nations. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. See the Jessup website for more information: The team travels to a regional competition (likely Portland or Denver) in Spring 2023, and then, hopefully, to Washington, D.C. to compete in the World Championships in April.


ASU has had remarkable success in this competition, winning multiple regional championships and repeatedly advancing to the prestigious international rounds over the past decade. In 2022, the ASU team was among only 16 U.S. teams that qualified to the international rounds and one of 10 U.S. teams that progressed to the advanced rounds.


Any interested 1L or 2L (aka rising 2L or 3L) students must send their résumé and a brief letter of interest (no more than 1 page) to Rob Gordon ( and Amanda Newman ( by 5pm on Friday, May 13. Somewhere in your application materials, please include your GPA and/or ranking and your 1L legal writing grade(s). Also please include any of the following, as applicable (not required): prior public speaking/debate/argument experience, prior research or writing experience beyond the typical, and any interest in public international law. Intent to participate on a journal is preferred, but also not required.


Interviews will be conducted on May 21 (after finals). If you have any concerns or difficulties with this timeline but would still like to apply, please let us know. We understand and are more than willing to work with you!


Although we do not have information on next year’s problem, this year’s problem explored: human rights on the Internet, data theft, the secession of part of a nation’s territory, and foreign election interference. 


If you have any questions about the team, competition, or application process, please email Adin Tarr (