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Successful moot court season comes to a close

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Publié le lundi 19 juin 2017

Some 29 law students during the academic year 2016-2017 competed in so-called moot court competitions, allowing them to gather practical experience in fictitious trials competing against teams from around the world.

To mark the successful completion of this year’s round of competitions, students and coaches gathered for a reception at the Luxembourg offices of Clifford Chance, the international law firm which has partnered with the Faculty to support the moot court teams.

The Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, Prof. Stefan Braum, congratulated students on their achievement, saying that the good results obtained were due to the dedication and commitment of both students and coaches to succeed.

The competitions require teams to submit a written brief about a particular case. The best teams then get to proceed to several rounds of oral pleadings.

Clifford Chance Partner Steve Jacoby added that the practical experience gained during the moot courts will give students a competitive edge as they become graduates. Mr Jacoby highlighted the value of the partnership also for Clifford Chance’s lawyers and the firm, engaging with the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, and the teams of students representing the next generation of lawyers.

Students were handed a certificate of participation by moot court coordinator Lawrence Siry who praised the students’ performances in the competitions, achieved not only through academic study but also teamwork and commitment to a joint effort.

This year’s teams placed as follows:

Concours Européen des Droits de l’Homme René Cassin   

Placed 3rd overall

European Law Moot Court

Competed in regional semi-final

Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court

Placed 12th overall

ICC Moot Court Competition

Competed in the general rounds

International and European Tax Moot Court

Placed 8th overall

Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

Semi-finalist in the European regional finals

Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

Placed 53nd overall out of over 150 universities

A total of 29 students from seven different study programmes in law took part in the competitions, supported by 17 coaches from the University of Luxembourg and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg.

We would like to congratulate our students and coaches as well as thanking Clifford Chance for their continued support.

Photos: Clifford Chance - For more photos visit our Facebook page.