Master students and Certificate of Transnational Law (CTL) students registered at the Faculty of Law have the possibility to represent the University of Geneva at the European Law Moot Court competition, which will start in September 2020.
This competition has three rounds (September 2020 to April 2021). During the first round, each team has to submit two written pleadings, one for the applicant and the other one for the defendant (November 2020). During the second round, the selected teams will plead in one of the regional finals, which will take place in 4 different countries (February 2021). During the third round, the winners of each one of the regional finals will plead at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg (April 2021).
This activity combines the submission of written pleadings and the opportunity to plead in front of qualified lawyers, judges and very prestigious Professors from all over Europe. It therefore offers a unique experience that will undoubtedly contribute to your professional career. From an administrative point of view, Master students will be attributed 18 ECTS for participating in the European Law Moot Court while CTL students will be attributed 12 ECTS. This competition is bilingual (French/English) so the ability to use both languages is a requirement.
Deadline for applications and procedure
If you wish to be part of the team representing the University of Geneva next academic year, please send your application to Professor Christine Kaddous and to the assistants Elisabet Ruiz Cairó and Maddalen Martin until 15th May 2020. Applications should include:
- Your CV with a picture
- A short letter of motivation
- Your University academic results
Preselected students will be called for an interview at the end of May (Skype interviews will be possible for foreign students).
For more information on the European Law Moot Court, please take a look at the official
website of the European Moot Court Competition.