Moot Courts

Moot Courts simulate a real court trial. The participans become lawyers and try to make their case. They need to not only convince the judges of their case and its arguments, but also of themselves.

Moot Courts originate from anglo-american culture, but gained more and more popularity in Germany in recent years.

The ELSA Germany Moot Court (EDMC) is the biggest civil moot court in Germany. The finalists awaits not only attractice prizes, but also the opportunity to make their case in front of the highest civil court in Germany, the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH). You can find more information about the EDMC here.

One of the biggest moot courts world wide is the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition. This international Moot Court about World Trade is being held in English and consists of participants from five continents. You can find more Information here.

You can’t get enough of human rights during your law studies? Together with the Council of Europe, ELSA organizers the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition (EHRMCC). The best teams have the unique opportunity to negotiate in front of the European Court of Justice. This way if you cannot miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.

But there is more! ELSA also organizes smaller Moot Courts. Ask your local group if they offer a Moot Court in your city. You don’t even know if your city has a ELSA local group? Take a look here to find out!