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European Law Moot Court


Course Type and Contact Hours

Project group (4 hrs per week) + regional semi-finals + final competition in Luxemburg

Length of the Project

The course will start in September and end with the final competition in March. Participants must take part in all activities.

Course Language

English and French


10 (if exam has been passed)


The course will be held in every winter semester.

Time Schedule and Course Venue

An up-to-date electronic course catalogue for the winter semester will be available on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv from late August to late February. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Rechtswissenschaft" in order to access the Law courses.

Course Description

The European Law Moot Court Competition is a simulated court competition, in which teams of students prepare written pleadings with respect to a problem of European law and present their arguments in oral proceedings before the Court of Justice.

The competition consists of three stages, one written and two oral: The written stage takes place in September - November each year. The team prepares submissions setting out arguments on behalf of both the applicant and defendant in the proceedings before the Court of Justice. The written submissions are sent to a panel of judges made up of professors, judges, lawyers or Commission representatives who will, during the second stage, act as Judges of the Court of Justice. Four regional finals, which are in effect semi-finals, are held in February each year. The location of each varies from year to year. The all European final takes place at the Court of Justice in March each year before Judges from the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance.

Course Registration

Applications will be accepted by the Moot Court tutor by 18 July 2014. Please send an e-mail with your documents (CV, transcript of records, language certificates, documents confirming study abroad experiences or internships) to elmc@zedat.fu-berlin.de. Interviews will be held in August.


Grading will be based on the students' oral and written performances.

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