John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition
The John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition (formerly ELSA Moot Court Competition or EMC2) is a simulated court hearing in world trade law organised by ELSA International in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The Competition is a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system. The teams, consisting of 2-4 law students, have to analyse a fictitious case, prepare written submissions and present their arguments both for the Complainant and the Respondent in front of a Panel which consists of WTO and trade law experts. The competition is entirely held in English.
The Competition is composed of five regional elimination rounds, which are taking place all over the world. The best 20 teams qualify for the Final Oral Round which takes place at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The winning team gets the amazing experience to intern at the WTO head-quarters in Geneva.
The aim of the Competition is to enhance knowledge of international trade law and WTO dispute settlement procedures as well as to enhance the capacity for meaningful engagement in multilateral trade in the long term. Participating in the Competition will provide you with a professional experience already during your studies and will also further your rhetorical skills. Don’t miss the exceptional chance to meet top trade law experts and WTO professionals face to face.
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