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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 quality of their legal arguments, but also of their rhetorical skills. While originating from anglo-saxon universities Moot Courts are nowadays firmly established in Germany

The ELSA Germany Moot Court (EDMC) is the biggest Civil Rights Moot Court in Germany. The finalists win great prizes as well as the unique opportunity to plead in front of the Bundesgerichtshof, th e highest civil court in Germany

One of the biggest Moot Courts worldwide is the ELSA Moot Court Competition (EMC²). It is held on five continents in English and is about WTO law.

You think that Human Rights fall 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 front of the European Court in Straßbourg.

Would you like to be part of a Moot Court or just watch one? Contact us!