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ELMC Competition Overview

Participate in the European Law Moot Court with a student team!

On average, more than 80 European and American Universities participate in the European Law Moot Court every year. Being part of it is very simple:

- the new ELMC case is published on September 1st each year on this website

- You form a student team (usually students in 3rd to 5th year of law studies).

- They draft a pleading for the applicant and a pleading for the defendant (in English or French, the Competition is bilingual) under supervision of a Coach (usually a PhD candidate) on the basis of a

- 4 students and a Coach register online by paying the fee of 100 Euros Net (usually paid by the Faculty of Law, any eventual transfer Fees are to be paid by the participants) and send us by e-mail, by November 25th, the two written pleadings.

- The results of the written phase are published online on the 15th of January. 48 teams qualify for the oral rounds, the ELMC Regional Finals.

- The participation fees (250 Euros per student and 300 Euros per Coach) are paid to the organisers of each Regional Final and are usually paid by your University, as well as the travelling expenses. Your team is of course free to find other sponsors.

This organisation allows the numerous Universities to grade the students & the ELMC as a Seminar: usually the work invested in the preparation for the written phase is graded in the first semester and the work invested in the preparation of the oral pleadings is graded in the second semester.

The European Law Moot Court is a unique experience for the students, introducing them to research and bilingual work, but it also allows the Universities to establish a solid reputation amongst the best EU Law circles.

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