The Jessup is organized annually by the International Law Students Association (ILSA). Named after a former President of the International Court of Justice, the competition has attained immense popularity since it was first held in 1960. Today Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 85 countries.
NYU Law has been very successful in recent years. In 2015/2016 the team ranked 7th in the world in the international finals and Megan Henry was recognized as the 4th best oralist in the final rounds. The team also received accolades as regional runner-up and for regional second-best memorial, regional 4th, 5th, and 10th best oralist.
In 2014/2015 NYU Law became national champions in the international rounds and got awarded the second best brief at the regionals along with 4th, 7th, and 8th best oralist.