The ELMC Competition
The European Law Moot Court Competition is the most renowned moot court competition in the field of European Union Law. Each year teams from Universities around the world compete for a place in the All-European Final that takes place before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxemburg.
The competition has a written phase where teams prepare submissions on behalf of both the Applicant and the Defendant on a fictional case set as an order for a preliminary ruling before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxemburg. The written pleadings are evaluated by Judges (academics and practitioners, all EU law experts) that also act as Judges during the first stage of the oral part of the competition. The 48 teams that receive the highest scores qualify for the oral rounds.
The 48 teams are split in four groups of 12 teams and are invited to one of the four Regional Finals that take place in four different locations each year. The winning team of each Regional Final is invited to attend the All-European Final.
The first official competition was held in 1989. It is today considered as one of the most prestigious moot court competitions in the world.