The ELSA Moot Court Competition is a simulated hearing of the World Trade Organization dispute settlement system. Interested students from all over the world will send in written submissions for the complainant and respondent of a fictitious case written by a WTO professional. After the written preliminary round, the teams will have the opportunity to present their oral submissions both for the complainant and the respondent in front of a Panel which consists of WTO and trade law experts.
There are Regional Rounds all over the world: the All-American Regional Round, the Asia-Pacific Regional Round, the two European Regional Rounds, and the newly established African Regional Round. The best 20 teams from all over the world will then be qualified to participate in the Final Oral Round which will take place at the WTO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
ELSA wishes to enable law students to deepen their understanding of law and practice their skills outside of the lecture halls of their universities and in an international environment. Participation in a competition such as the ELSA Moot Court Competition will help them build a professional profile already during their studies and prove their skills immediately upon entering professional life.
The clarification questions and answers of the 12th edition of the ELSA Moot Court Competition have been published!
The clarification questions and answers for the case of the 12th edition of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO law 2013/2014 has been published on the website, in the section 'Preparation', under "The clarifications".
We would like to thank Prof. Markus Krajewski for being this years’ Case Author!
In order to register for the competition, fill in the online form in the section “Competition-Registration”. You can find a lot of useful information about participating in the section “Preparation”.
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ELSA International are honoured to announce that the host for the very first African Regional Round has been chosen! The host for the African Regional Round of the 12th edition of the ELSA Moot Court Competition is Mandela Institute, School of Law, of the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). We would like to congratulate and thank all other universities, who contributed with excellent applications.
The establishment of the first African Regional Round would not have taken place without the invaluable help and support from our technical supporter, the World Trade Organization.
ELSA International would also like to thank all previous and current ELSA Officers for their passionate and committed efforts to make this happen.
We are more excited than ever for the launch of the competition on the 15th of September!
More information about the African Regional Round will follow shortly under 'Selection Rounds'.