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The ELMC Corona Season is open !

Despite all the efforts of the ELMC Society and the different Universities Regional Teams, we were informed that our last standing Regional Final had also to be physically canceled following the covid restrictions that were once again imposed.

As a result of such exceptionnal circumstances and taking into account this year's participations, the ELMC Society has decided to invoke article 20.7 of the ELMC Rules: the Oral Proceedings Phase will be organized online (on Zoom) during two Regional Finals gathering 16 Teams each. The two events will take place in March, with extra Hearing rounds planned for Thursday afternoon and a Welcome meeting planned for Wednesday.

32 teams have now qualified to the Schuman (17-20/03, Commission Agent Role) & Adenauer (24-27/03, Advocate General Role) Regional Finals that will take place via our Zoom infrastructure.

2021 ELMC Written Phase Results


Congratulations to you but also to the Teams that are not going to be able to join us online: we still hope to meet you in person as a student, a Coach or as a -IRL- Regional Final Organiser during our next ELMC seasons!

Teams will receive the detailed schedule before 22/03 but please follow our Official Facebook Page for early updates.

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The registration was open until December 5th by Filling this document and emailing it to the Organising Team.

The upload of the New ELMC Case exceptionnaly took place on October 1st in order to allow everyone to get used to the Covid-functionning & new teaching modalities of every University. It has been updated with three clarifications on November 11th.

Here's the ELMC Case for the academic year 2020-2021 :

ELMC CASE 2020-2021 English

ELMC AFFAIRE 2020-2021 Français

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How does the ELMC Registration procedure work ?

- first of all you read the Rules of the Competition & the new Case

- you start working on the two written submissions

- in November we upload here the Official Registration Form that will have to be submitted by email in the following two weeks (see the website announcement for the exact dates)

- on December 15th (for this Corona-exceptional season), you submit by email the two written pleadings, that will be graded by our ELMC Judges following our Double Blind Assessment Procedure!

- Results of the written phase : around the end of January on this website

For full information on how to participate please check the Compete section of this website & our Annual Reports

Follow our Facebook Page for all Competition updates and ofcourse start by reading the Official Rules!


Our friends at EU Law Live made an ELMC Weekend Special Edition that you can read for free by clicking here !



The European Law Moot Court is an annual international competition which is held between University teams of students who have an interest in European Union Law.

It is organized by the ELMC Society, founded in 1988. It is today considered as the most prestigious moot court within the field of European Union Law and one of the most important moot court competitions in the world.

Participating can be a great Plus on your CV and for the reputation of your University, but most of all it is an once-in-a-lifetime Human & Professional experience.

The case, as every year, is published on this website on September 1st (exceptionnaly because of covid on October 1st 2020).

80 to 100 student teams from European & USA Universities register and send us their applicant & defendant written pleadings until the end of November.

Once the submissions are anonymized, the written pleadings are distributed to our ELMC Judges who carry out a double blind marking of the pleadings.

The results of this written phase are published on our web site on January 15th.

Every year, 48 teams -12 per Regional Final-, composed by 3 or 4 students and their Coach, designated only by their secret numbers, are qualified for the oral phase.

Four Regional Finals are held in European and US Universities over the four weekends of February. From Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning, students from dozens of nationalities face constant questions of our Judges. What better way to choose the best litigators, in substance and form, who will have the unique opportunity to plead before the real Judges of the Court of Justice of the European Union?

The Court of Justice of the European Union hosts the European Final of the European Law Moot Court on Friday, at the end of March beginning of April every year.

The Annual Report of the European Law Moot Court is available, get your copy and share the link