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Moot Courts

Moot Courts are simulated trials. The participants play lawyers and try to convince the judges not only of the greatness of their legal arguments, but also of the greatness of themselves. In the beginning Moot Courts were especially known in the anglo-saxon parts but nowadays they are more and more beloved in Germany.

The ELSA Germany Moot Court (EDMC) is the biggest Civil Rights Moot Court in Germany. The finalists are not just awaiting attractive prices but they are also pleading before the highest court in Germany. For more information about the ELSA Germany Moot Court click here.

One of the biggest Moot Courts of the world is the John H. Jackson Moot Court CompetitionJohn H. Jackson Moot Court Competition (formerly known as ELSA Moot Court Competition - EMC2). It is held on five continets in English and is about WTO law. Here you find more information.

You think that Human Rights falls short at your university? Together with the Council of Europe ELSA organizes the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition (EHRMCC). The best five teams are able to plead in font of the European Court in Straßbourg. Click here if you do not want to miss your chance to be part of this one of a kind project.

There are also smaller Moot Courts organised by ELSA. In cooperation with our sponsor Criminalium e.V., a criminal Moot Court takes place every year in Giessen.