ELSA Moot Court Competition

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For the moot held in Seoul, see WTO/FTA Moot.
Logo of the ELSA Moot Court Competition

The ELSA Moot Court Competition (EMC²) on WTO Law is a simulated hearing in the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement system. Participating teams represent both the complainant and respondent parties to the case by presenting oral submissions in front of a panel.

EMC² panels consist of WTO law experts and are referred to as panellist. The competition provides students with the opportunity to put theory into practice, thereby completing formal legal education.

The WTO, which was established in 1995, is based on the old General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and creates a system for efficiently regulating international trade. Despite the controversies, the present structure looks to promote and enhance international trade for years to come.

The aim of the competition is both to encourage further development on the subject matter in the curriculum of academic institutions and also to contribute to the ongoing discussion about globalisation in the context of the WTO agreements.

Competition results[edit]

Previous winners of the competition include:[1]

Edition Year Winning Team
14th 2015-16 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
13th 2014-15 National University of Juridical Sciences, India
12th 2013-14 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
11th 2012-13 Pontificia University Javeriana, Colombia
10th 2011-12 Graduate Institute of International Studies, Switzerland
9th 2010-11 University of Melbourne, Australia
8th 2009-10 National University of Juridical Sciences, India
7th 2008-09 University of Melbourne, Australia
6th 2007-08 University of Los Andes, Colombia
5th 2006-07 University of Melbourne, Australia
4th 2005-06 University of Sydney, Australia
3rd 2004-05 City University London, United Kingdom
2nd 2003-04 London School of Economics, United Kingdom
1st 2002-03 University College London, United Kingdom

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