UvA European Law Moot Court team in regional finals

18 February 2014

Law master students Stefan Hirner, Kristina Karanikolova, Ollivier Le Chevoir and Raluca Sterian have reached the regional finals of the European Law Moot Court competition after months of intensive training. Next week, they will travel to Bratislava, Slovakia.

Considered the most prestigious worldwide moot court competition on European Union law, the European Law Moot Court (ELMC) is sponsored by the Court of Justice of the EU and judged by CJEU judges and Advocate Generals, with the final round of the competition held at the Court location in Luxembourg.

Teams from all over the world compete in the ELMC. They prepare arguments for a hypothetical case and have to defend it as both the applicant and the defense, and must also prepare the case as the Advocate General, whose job is to present it before the Court impartially. Teams spend at least 20 hours per week preparing the rounds, by poring over European case law from different areas of EU law, building up argumentation and firing questions at one another.