The White & Case Jessup Guide was updated for the 2010 Jessup season
and features instructional video clips to accompany the Jessup Oral Pleadings section of the Guide.
The White & Case Jessup Guide is a student-focused “how-to” manual containing recommendations on working with the Jessup Compromis, researching international law, writing Jessup memorials, Jessup oral pleadings, and using Jessup skills in your legal career. Each year, thousands of law students from around the world participate in the Jessup, many of whom are first-time competitors or come from countries where mooting is not part of the traditional legal education curriculum. With this in mind, the White & Case Jessup Guide was created to provide these students with advice on preparing for, participating in, and learning from the Jessup.
We hope that Jessup competitors and their coaches will find the White & Case Jessup Guide a valuable resource for successful participating in the Jessup and getting the most out of the Competition’s many educational and professional opportunities.
** NEW White & Case Jessup Judge Training Videos **
In an effort to help prepare judges for the Jessup Competition, ILSA's Global Partner and International Rounds Sponsor,
White & Case LLP, has created a series of Jessup Judge Training videos.
These videos review the judging materials, the structure of the oral rounds, and how to evaluate oral pleadings.
Role playing and video clips of actual Jessup oral rounds are included to demonstrate points.
We hope that judges and teams alike will find these training videos a valuable resource when preparing for the Jessup Competition.
** Results of 2011 Sword & Scale Essay Competition **
OTTAWA – Darren Vallentgoed of Halifax is the winner of the 2011 Canadian Bar Association National Military Law Section (NMLS) Law School Sword & Scale Essay Prize. Lieutenant (Navy) Vallentgoed was selected to receive the prize in recognition of his essay titled “Welcome Back Khadr: Re-Examining Extraterritorial Applicability of the Charter after Omar Khadr Decisions and Amnesty International v. The Canadian Forces.”
“The winning essay of the 2011 NMLS Law School Essay Contest tackles the challenging issue of the extraterritorial application of the of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the context of Canadian Forces operations in Afghanistan,” says David McNairn, member of the essay contest jury, in announcing the award. “The paper bears upon an important legal issue which may have a future impact on Canada’s military operations and is an admirable contribution to scholarship on Canadian military law.”
Lt(N) Vallentgoed is currently a JD candidate at Dalhousie University. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Studies and Russian from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations from McMaster University. In addition to studying law at Dalhousie, he is a Maritime Surface and Subsurface Officer with the Canadian Forces.
The NMLS Law School Essay Competition promotes and rewards interest in military law topics in Canadian law schools. The award consists of a monetary prize of $250 and complimentary registration for the NMLS annual conference at the Royal Canadian Air Force Officers' Mess in Ottawa on June 14, 2011. Lt(N) Vallentgoed 's essay will be published in NMLS’ electronic newsletter, the Sword & Scale. The views expressed in his essay do not necessarily represent the views of the Canadian Bar Association or the Canadian Forces.