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EUI hosts European Law Moot Court Regional Final

Posted on 11 February 2019

The EUI is hosting one of four regional finals of the 2019 European Law Moot Court (ELMC) competition on 22 and 23 February 2019.

The ELMC is a simulation of the Court of Justice of the European Union in which student teams compete by submitting written and oral pleadings concerning a fictitious case in the field of European Union (EU) law. The aim of the competition is to raise awareness of the subject of European Union law and to promote contacts between law students throughout Europe and beyond.

 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the competition, and the EUI has a special place in the history of the event. In 1989, then-President of the EUI Emile Noël opened the doors of the Institute’s Villa Schifanoia as the venue for the first Moot Court competition.

 This year’s case concerns, inter alia, the interpretation of the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between the Member States in the context of criminal offences motivated by racism and xenophobia. 12 teams will compete in the regional final in Florence.

 The highly selective competition attracts top students from across Europe and beyond. An international panel of high-profile academics and practitioners specialising in EU law will act as judges. The winning team will participate in the European Final hosted at the Court of Justice of the European Union later this year.

 The preliminary, semi-final and final rounds are open to the public. For more information and the complete ELMC pleading schedule for this competition, please contact [email protected]

 This year’s event is co-organized by the EUI’s Department of Law, the School of Transnational Governance, the University of Florence Law Department and Cleary Gottlieb Rome.