We need YOU in the University Salzburg Moot Court Team

The University of Salzburg encourages talented and motivated students enrolled in the Law Diploma programme (Rechtswissenschaften) or the Law and Economics programme (Recht und Wirtschaft), to apply to be a member of the Salzburg team in the upcoming ELSA EMC² Moot Court Competition.
This international competition allows students to take on the role of international business lawyers and make written and oral submissions in a fictitious WTO dispute settlement case.
Please note that Erasmus students enrolled in one of the above-mentioned programmes are equally eligible, provided that they are studying in Salzburg for the entire academic year (and not only one semester), since the moot court competition extends over both the winter and summer term.

1) What’s in for you as a team member?

  • 14 ECTS credits
  • the moot court can be used as specialisation (Fächerbündel) in the final stage of the Law Diploma programme (applicable to the those who will graduate from the University of Salzburg)
  • in-depth knowledge of WTO law
  • a practical experience of how to deal with a complex legal case
  • free training of presentation techniques
  • the perfect opportunity to sharpen your written and oral legal English
  • contact to international trade law practitioners
  • the chance to compete with opponent teams from all around the world
  • a ticket to the European Round and the chance to proceed to the global Final Oral Round in the WTO headquarters in Geneva

This moot court will provide a unique opportunity to gain additional knowledge in the field of international trade law, and presentational and soft skills, whilst also receiving guided practice and training for the moot court.
Participation in a moot court is highly valued by future employers. During the oral rounds, participants may also get in touch with practitioners.

2) How does the moot court work?

  • The moot court consists of two stages: a written one and an oral one.  
    The moot court starts with the written stage. After the case has been published (September 2017), students will carry out extensive research in order to draft the written submissions for the complainant and the respondent (deadline: mid-January 2018).
  • The oral stage begins with the practicing of the pleadings in Salzburg and includes training of presentation techniques, in preparation for the European Regional Rounds (spring 2018). Taking part in the European Regional Rounds means pleading against opponents from other European universities during several days. If successful, the University of Salzburg team will demonstrate its skills once more in the Final Oral Round, which is set to take place in the WTO headquarters in Geneva in June 2018.   

Throughout the competition, the team will be accompanied by academic staff of the Public International Law department and external coaches.

3) Apply NOW!

We are looking for students who are interested in international trade law. If your university record shows good academic achievement, if you have a very good command of English and if you are highly motivated, you should apply as of today!   
Your application should include a university transcript (or an equivalent document) and a short letter of motivation. Please email it, not later than 17 September 2017, to:

Department of Public Law, International and European Law,
Churfürststr. 1, 2nd floor (entrance via Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 13) 
phone: 0662/8044-3654 

After a preselection has been made among the applications received, individual interviews will be conducted as of 19 September 2017. This interview is your moment to demonstrate your motivation and skills.
The team will meet for the first time on 25 September 2017.

We are looking forward to your application!

Simon Burger (on behalf of the team of the Public International Law department of the University of Salzburg)


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