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European Law Moot Court Competition (ELMC)



The ELMC is a simulated court proceeding in European Union law held in accordance with the rules of procedure of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). For more than 25 years, the European Law Moot Court Society has organised this prestigious competition. The competition takes place annually in three stages: written submissions on a hypothetical case on current questions of European Union law as well as two stages of oral proceedings. Through all its stages, the competition is bilingual in French and English.

Students set out arguments on behalf of both the applicant and the defendant in the written submissions. The best 48 teams are invited to one of four regional finals. The best four teams compete in the European final, hosted at the CJEU in Luxembourg. In addition, one member from each team participates in an individual competition as the representative of the European Commission or as the Advocate General of the CJEU. Special awards are also given for best speaker and best written submission.

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Participer au ELMC était pour moi une bonne expérience, cela m’a appris à travailler en équipe et m’a permis de faire de nouvelles rencontres. En plus des apports sur le plan social, le Moot Court m’a permis de savoir ce que je voulais faire plus tard : devenir avocat. C’est une expérience enrichissante que je recommande.
- Camille Tulasne (2014-2015)

When coaches and professors say: “You will learn a lot about European law and about yourself, you are going to grow personally but it will be a challenging, life changing experience” believe all of it. It is the sheer truth. By defending a case, by emulating the practical approach of a lawyer, you will improve your legal writing and rhetorical skills and of course your level of legal terminology in French and English. You will return to your academic studies with an even greater appetite to learn more.
-Nadejda Bolfosu (2012-2013)




2016-2017 ELMC Team at finals in Luxembourg