Originally named the International Law Moot, the Jessup Competition held its first round at Harvard University on May 8, 1960. Since then, the Jessup Competition has been held annually, and student participation has increased dramatically.
Shortly after the first Jessup Competition, the idea of creating an organization to serve the needs of students interested in international law arose. In 1962, students from a number of campuses founded the Association of Student International Law Societies. The Association evolved over the years, and in 1987, reconstituted itself as the International Law Students Association (ILSA). In May 1994, International Law Students Association (ILSA) incorporated as a non-profit organization in the District of Columbia in response to its rapid expansion and development.
The International Law Students Association (ILSA) is a non-profit association of students and lawyers who are dedicated to the promotion of international law. ILSA provides students with opportunities to study, research, and network in the international legal arena.
The activities of the Association include academic conferences, publications, the global coordination of student organizations, and the administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
The official website of the International Law Students Association (ILSA) features:
* Jessup (FAQs, Competition Materials, Jessup Schedule & Rule, Research Resources, International Rounds, Qualifying Rounds, Administrators, Judging, Friends of the Jessup, Jessup Archives)
* Membership (ILSA Chapters, Individual Members)
* Conferences (ILSA Chapter Grants, International Law Weekend, IBA-ILSA Conference)
* Publications (ILSA Quarterly, Journal of Int'l Comparative Law, Jessup Compendium, Guide to Int'l Law Moot Court Competitions)
* Listings (Study Abroad Programs, LL.M. Programs, Fellowhsips, International Moot Court Competitions)
* Resources & Events
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