3/20/09

our schedule of the competition

               TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SHEARMAN & STERLING INTERNATIONAL ROUNDS

Sunday, March 22
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Team Registration and Orientation Fair (Ballroom Leve el, Fairmont)All teams must check-in and register during this period. If a team does notarrive and register by 2:00pm, the team will not be scheduled to compete.
  • 2:00pm Team Orientation (Grand Ballroom, Fairmont)All teams must attend the Team Orientation. Special remarks will be deliveredby Shearman & Sterling partner Yas Banifatemi.
  • 5:00pm Bailiff Orientation (Executive Forum, Fairmont) For exhibition and observation teams and all other bailiffs.
  • 5:30pm Exhibition Team Meeting (Executive Forum, Fairmont)
  • 6:00pm Distribution of Preliminary Round Schedule and Opponent Memorials (Roosevelt, Fairmont) This is when teams will receive their schedule of matches and the memorials of the opponents for the Preliminary Rounds.
  • 8:00pm Judge Orientation (Ballroom I, Fairmont)
Monday, March 23
  • 8:30am-9:30am Breakfast for Teams
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Jessup Preliminary Round I
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Jessup Preliminary Round II
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Jessup Preliminary Round III
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jessup Preliminary Round IV
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jessup Preliminary Round V
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Shearman & Sterling Friends of the Jessup Reception(Colonnade, Fairmont) For Judges, National Administrators, and Team Advisors
Tuesday, March 24
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Jessup Preliminary Round VI
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Jessup Preliminary Round VII
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Jessup Preliminary Round VIII
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jessup Preliminary Round IX
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jessup Preliminary Round X
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Shearman & Sterling Reception for Teams(Shearman & Sterling Offices) All teams are invited to attend a reception held at the Washington office ofShearman & Sterling, located at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Transportation will be provided between the Fairmont Hotel and the Shearman & Sterling Office. RSVP to mhampton@shearman.com by Tuesday, March 24.
Wednesday, March 25
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Jessup Preliminary Round XI
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Jessup Preliminary Round XII
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Jessup Preliminary Round XIII
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jessup Preliminary Round XIV
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jessup Preliminary Round XV
  • 10:00pm Announcement Party (Lotus Lounge and Dance Club) Located at 1420 K Street NW, about one mile from the Fairmont Hotel. For Jessup Teams, Team Advisors, Judges, Volunteers, ILSA Spring Conference Attendees and all others. Come see which teams will advance past the Preliminary Rounds. Casual Attire.
Thursday, March 26

  • All Day ILSA Spring Conference Panels on International Law topics throughout the day. All Jessup Team Members, Team Advisors, Volunteers, and Judges are invited to attend the ILSA Spring Conference for free. Please refer to the ILSA Spring Conference Program for a schedule and description of conference events. Please make sure to wear your Jessup badge when attending conference events.
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Jessup Run-Off Rounds All are invited to attend advanced rounds.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Octo-final Rounds All are invited to attend advanced rounds.
  • 9:00pm Go-National Dress Ball (Grand Ballroom, Fairmont) All are invited to attend. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in traditional national costume or other creative attire.
Friday, March 27
  • All Day ILSA Spring Conference Panels on International Law topics throughout the day. All Jessup TeamMembers, Team Advisors, Volunteers, and Judges are invited to attend the ILSA Spring Conference for free. Please refer to the ILSA Spring Conference Program for a schedule and description of conference events. Please make sure to wear your Jessup badge when attending conference events.
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Quarter Final RoundsAll are invited to attend advanced rounds.
  • 12:30pm – 2:00pm Pathways to Careers in International Law The ABA Section of International Law presents an informative panel to offercareer advice to those interested in International Law.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Semifinal Rounds All are invited to attend advanced rounds.
  • 6:30pm Jessup 50th Anniversary Celebration(Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center)Dinner event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Jessup Competition.Tickets required. Transportation will be provided between the Fairmont Hoteland the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, located at
  • 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Business attire. Saturday, March 28
  • 4:00pm Shearman & Sterling Jessup Cup World Championship Round (Grand Ballroom, Fairmont) All are invited to attend. Please arrive early as space is limited.
  • 9:00pm Final Gala and Announcement of Awards (Grand Ballroom, Fairmont) Come to have fun one last time with a night of music and dancing. Awards will be announced. Semi-formal dress.
Sunday, March 29
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Distribution of Team Packets (Registration Desk, Ballroom Level) Teams can pick up their scoresheets and participation certificates during this time.

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