HLS Jessup Moot Court Application
Thank you for your interest in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition. Harvard's Jessup team is recruiting one (1) oralist and one (1) of-counsel for the 2021-2022 competition. Jessup is a significant time commitment throughout the academic year: the written memorial is due January 12, 2022, regional qualifying rounds will take place from February to March 2022, and the international rounds will take place from March to April 2022. All team members will receive one writing credit for either Fall Semester or J-Term and are expected to attend all qualifying rounds during Spring Semester.
Please see here for a more detailed schedule:
To apply, please:
(1) Fill out this application form by noon EDT on Friday, September 10th;
(2) Send your resume and a sample of your legal writing (a brief is preferred to a legal memo) to
by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, September 5th. If you are submitting your 1L Ames Brief, please indicate which section of the brief was written by you. You can also include a research writing sample related to international law, but the research writing sample is entirely optional.
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Please list all relevant international law courses, research projects, or work that you have completed
Statement of Interest (250 words max)
What extracurricular commitments will you have in the coming year? (Jessup is a significant time commitment, requiring at least 3 hours of commitment per week)
Are you interested in the oralist, of-counsel position, or both? (Of Counsel helps with research and writing for the memorial and assists with oral preparations. Oralist is responsible for writing on two points of law for the memorial and will also plead during the Oral Rounds of the Competition)
Have you sent your resume and writing sample to
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