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Moritz Seeks Alumni to Judge at Jessup Moot Court Competition

December 7, 2004

Dear Friends of Moritz:

On behalf of the Moot Court & Lawyering Skills Governing Board, it is my pleasure to invite you to judge the 2005 Regional Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. This year, Moritz College of Law is honored and excited to host the competition. However, we need your help as experienced and accomplished moot court judges. The Regional Jessup Competition is a valuable opportunity for students to demonstrate their oratory and brief-writing skills for an international problem before a panel of judges, who provide constructive and valuable feedback. Regional Competitions are taking place across the United States, and the winners of each Regional Competition will represent the United States in the Shearman & Sterling International Rounds of the Jessup Competition. More information about the competition can be found at

The first Regional Round will take place on Friday, March 4th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The second and third Regional Rounds at Moritz will be held on Friday, March 4th from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. The fourth and fifth Regional Rounds will be held on Saturday, March 5th from 9:00am to 1:30pm. The Semi-Final Round will also be held on Saturday, March 5th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The Final Round will be held on Sunday, March 6th at the Ohio Supreme Court. We are particularly looking for judges who have experience in international law, environmental law, admiralty law, or litigation, and those who have competed in past Jessup Competitions. Judges are needed for each round to score and evaluate oral arguments. Additionally, and equally as important, if you are unable to come to the Columbus area, judges are needed to read and score each team's briefs; the briefs will be sent in early January.

We sincerely hope that you are able to share your time and expertise for this worthwhile experience. If you would be able to judge even one day or read just one brief that would be extremely helpful as we need over 100 judges. If you are unable to help on any of the nights, but know of someone who might be interested in judging, please forward me his/her contact information. Each judge will be mailed a confirmation letter, a copy of the problem, and all necessary administrative materials. Please e-mail me your availability or questions at by Friday, January 7th, or call me at 202-246-8436.

Thank you on behalf of the Moot Court & Lawyering Skills Governing Board and the Regional competitors.


Gina Kim Sumilas,
Executive Justice, Judge and Bailiff Recruitment