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.
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO HOST THE REGIONAL ROUNDS OF 2014-2015 ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law
The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) are hereby issuing the Call for the Hosts of the ELSA Moot Court Competition All American Regional Round and the African Regional Round taking place around March 2015!
The ELSA moot court on WTO law is one of the most prestigious in the world. The 12th edition had over 80 schools participating from 6 continents!
The 13th edition will be launched on the 15th of September 2014 with the release of the Case. ELSA is currently searching for a host for the All Americas Round which will include teams from North, Central and South America, as well as the host for the African Round.
We are looking for hosts among universities, student associations or NGOs with an interest in international trade law and the right infrastructure to provide a successful round.
More information can be found in the section 'Selection Rounds', under 'All American RR' and 'African RR'.
Applications for hosting the All American and the African Regional Round shall be sent to
at the latest on 10th of September 2014.
Face the challenge and apply to host a Regional Round of one of the most prestigious moot court competitions in the world, the only international moot court competition on World Trade Law!