note that many universities have a
staff member responsible
for organising their competition entries, and they are likely to be on
the mailing list
/ in touch with organisers of the major UK competitions.
Union Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition
Vivienne Thomson, Moot Convenor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by post: Centre for Speech and Debate, The English-Speaking Union,
Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED, UK
Telephone: (020) 7529 1550 - Fax: (020) 7495 6108
ESU sponsored national mooting competition is the longest running UK
national mooting competition with an excellent reputation.
The web site
for the competition: ESU
Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition, which
contains an excellent archive of example mooting problems.
- OUP National Mooting Competition
Oxford University Press have teamed up with BPP Professional Education
to present the OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition, which has been
going from strength to stength. 64 teams entered the competition in 2014.
information and details for entry to the next competition are available
by email from (replace [a] with @): mooting.uk[a]oup.com.
by post: c/o OUP Mooting Competition, Higher Education Department,
Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP.
can follow the progress of the current competition by visiting the OUP website.
Weekly Law Reports Mooting Competition
Dan Collacott - DanC@iclr.co.uk
Mooting competition administrator - email@example.com
Or by post: The ICLR - The Weekly Law Reports Mooting Competition,
Megarry House, 119 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PP.
Telephone: 020 7242 6471 - Fax: 020 7831 5247
competition is open to undergraduate law students or CPE students, and
is run by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting, with sponsorship
Justis and the Law Society.
online entry form for the competition is available here.
deadline for 2005/6 applications is 16 October 2005. To qualify for
entry each team must submit an original moot problem.
A registration fee of £15 is payable for each team. Team
members must be undergraduate law students or CPE students.
Places in the competition will be allocated on a first come first
served basis. There is a maximum of 32 places available and late
applicants will be placed on a waiting list.
winners' names will be added to the Winners' Shield and each receive a
year's subscription to the Law Reports Online, as well as prizes from
the competition sponsors. The losing finalists will also receive a
year's subscription to the Law Reports.
on the logo below for more information on the Incorporated Council of
Law Reporting, publishers of
the Weekly Law Reports. The ICLR also publish a regular student
newsletter, available from them on request:
- National Student Law Society Mooting Competition
email (replace [a] with @):
The National Student Law Society was formed in March 2013 as a body to
represent and promote the interests of those studying law. It aims to
assist those who are considering studying law in the UK as well as
those interested in converting to become lawyers.
The NSLS mooting competition runs from
November to April of each academic year. Each round of the competition
is accompanied by a student pack aimed at facilitating the development
of key mooting and public speaking skills. There are also a number of
mooting workshops held throughout the year to further develop mooting
A registration form and further
information about the competition and the society's events is available
from the NSLS website.
email (replace [a] with @):
The Beachcroft Mooting Shield is a new competition run by law firm
It is based on a group league format, with universities throughout
Yorkshire and the North-East competing against each other.
team from Leeds Metropolitan University won the Shield in March 2010.
Moots are judged by lawyers from both Beachcroft and established
barristers' Chambers throughout the north.
well as receiving the Beachcroft Mooting Shield, the winning team of
students also receive a week's work placement at the firm. A further
prize is awarded for the best overall advocate.
problems from the Beachcroft
competition are available on our mooting
problems page here.
- Medical Law Mooting Competition
Dr Tracey Elliott (replace [a] with @):
is an annual competition run by Leicester University which is open to
LLB, LLM and GDL students. The moot problem involves issues relating to
University Mooting Shield (LUMS)
Daniel E. Jackson, Chairman, email (replace [a] with @):
Or by post: London Universities Mooting Shield, Bentham House,
Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H OEG
The London Universities Mooting Shield (or LUMS) is a common law
mooting league competition between (currently) 10 Universities in the
greater London area. Each university is represented by the winning team
from its own internal mooting competition which ensures a high standard
of mooting throughout the competition and into the final.
National Mooting Competition
Teams from Cardiff Law School, the University of Glamorgan’s
Law School, Swansea University Law School, and the Department of Law
and Criminology at Aberystwyth University took part in 2009 in this new
Moot Court Competition
Carol Thompson, ELSA
London president, email (replace [a] with @):
Or by post: ELSA London, c/o The Law School, King's College London,
Strand WC2R 2LS
The ELSA Moot Court Competition is a competition on international trade
law. More information is available from the ELSA
London web site.
Temple Inter Varsity Mooting Competition
This competition has been running annually since 1999, and a total of
20 universities from around the UK now take part.
Environmental Law Association Mooting Competition
Gregory Jones, Prize Moot Organiser - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (020) 7353 8415
Fax: (020) 7353 7622
Or by post: 2 Harcourt Buildings, Temple, London EC4Y 9DB
Full details of this moot, including the rules and problem, are
published each December in the United Kingdom Environmental Law
Association Law Journal.
(formerly the Northern Universities Mooting League)
An intervarsity competition held at Durham University, and organised by
A competition between Bar Vocational Course students, organised by
students at Nottingham Law School.
Stone Scottish Intervarsity Moot Court Competition
The Alexander Stone memorial competition is organised annually by a
number of Scottish universities.
Laura McGregor, University of Glasgow School of Law - L.McGregor@law.gla.ac.uk
Lincolnshire Moot - For details
email Simon Reed - email@example.com
Wright Mooting Competition
This competition is held annually between Bar Finals students from
around the country, who compete at Lincoln's Inn.
are a number of international
competitions open to entrants from UK universities, the two best known
of which are:
C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Zoe Bosomworth, National Assistant Administrator of the Philip C.
Jessup Moot Court Competition, email (replace [a] with @):
Jessup International Administrator, the International Law Students
Association - firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by post:
25 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 518, Chicago, Illinois 60604, USA
(001) 202 299 9101 - Fax:
(001) 202 299 9102
every year since 1959, the Jessup is the best known international
with over 2000 students participating from over 90 countries. The
competition is co-ordinated by the International Law Students
sponsorship from a range of organisations.
competition information is available on the ILSA web site here.
Law Moot Court
Organising Team - email@example.com
+351 21 793 46 24 - Fax:
+351 21 796 60 37
Or by post:
European Law Moot Court Competition, Organizing Team, c/o Faculdade de
Direito de Lisboa, Apartado 52103, 1700 Lisboa, Portugal
The current president of the Organising Team is António
This Europe-wide contest has been running annually since 1988, and
allows students of European law to meet and compete at mooting.
Registration for the competition, together with full details of the
rules and key dates are available on the ELMC
ELSA moot court competition
Mark Refalo - firstname.lastname@example.org
The European Law Students' Association - ELSA International, 239, Bd
1050 Brussels, Belgium
+32-2-646 26 26
+32-2-646 29 23
The ELSA Moot Court Competition is a simulated WTO Dispute Settlement
where teams represent the different parties and argue their case before
a panel of judges (moot panellists) who are all experts in WTO law.
Competitors must compete in national rounds (ELSA countries only)
and/or regional rounds. Successful teams then proceed to the finals
which are held in Geneva at the WTO Headquarters.
for details of the UK national competition.
of the case and competition rules as well as application forms can be
found on the EMC²
unusual international competition also runs annually:
of Oxford's Price Media Law Moot Court Programme
The Price Moot Court Administration - email@example.com
Oxford’s Price Moot Court Programme is described as offering a unique
students, faculty and judges to engage in cutting-edge debates on
communications technology and law. Oxford say that the Programme is an
opportunity for students and all those involved – either as a team
coach, as a judge in the oral rounds, or as a seminar speaker – to be
part of a global community of media and ICT law experts, and that it
chance to debate contemporary issues in a comparative and
practice-oriented perspective, and to begin or refine education and
training in media law in a dynamic and diverse environment.
- Commonwealth Mooting Competition
Dr Ros Macdonald - Commonwealth Moot Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (0061) 738641100
Fax: (0061) 7 38642121
This international moot is only open to teams which are invited to
Teams from 12 regions of the Commonwealth (Australia, New Zealand,
South Pacific, East, West and South Africa, South Asia,(India) and
South Asia (Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka), South East Asia,
Caribbean, United Kingdom and North America (Canada) are invited to
represent their region on the basis of winning the relevant regional
The UK representative team each year is the winner in that year of the
ESU moot (see above).
- The Commonwealth Law Students
Commonwealth Legal Education Association - email@example.com
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Professor Eric E. Bergsten - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone and fax: (0043) 1 713-5408
Or by post: Schimmelgasse 16/14, A-1030 Vienna, Austria
Willem C. Vis (East) International Mooting Competition
Email: (replace [a] with @): info[a]cisgmoot.org
Host university (as at 10/07): Chinese University of Hong Kong School
of Law, Bank of America Tower, Central Hong Kong.
is a "sister" to the original Willem Vis competition, and uses the same
problem and rules. The Vis (East) began in 2003, with 14 law school
teams from 8 jurisdictions. Students from any law school are welcome
and some schools sent teams to both Willem Vis competitions.
Direct Investment International
Arbitration Moot (FDI Moot)
[replace [a] with @]
Center for International Legal Studies,
Matzenkopfgasse 19, Salzburg, Austria
Investor-State Arbitration Moot (bilateral investment treaties,
expropriation, FET, etc), held the first weekend of November each year,
venues rotates among Boston (2012), Frankfurt (2013), Malibu (2014) and
Teams submit memorials for claimant and respondent with four
preliminary rounds of oral hearings and winners advancing to quarters,
semis and final.
Organised by the Center for International Legal Studies, in cooperation
with SULS, DIS, PUSL, and KCL.
International Law Moot Court Competition
Telders Organising Office - email@example.com
Telephone: 0031 70 302 1070
Fax: 0031 70 302 1025
Web site: http://www.telders.org
Or by post: P.O. Box 13228, 2501 EE The Hague, The Netherlands
Telders Competition allows teams to moot a case between two states
before the International Court of Justice. 23 European countries enter
a team of four mooters in the competition.
The competition takes place at the Peace Palace in the Hague, and is
by judges from the International Court of Justice, as well as other
experts on international law.
Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition
in Information Technology and Privacy Law
Moot Court Competition Committee, c/o Moot Court Board, The John
Marshall Law School, 315 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois 60604,
International Environmental Moot Court Competition
Professor Royal C. Gardner - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 001 727 562 7864
Or by post: Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South,
St. Petersburg, FL 33707-3299
Cassin Human Rights Law Mooting Competition
Association Juris Ludi - email@example.com
Telephone : 0033 3 88 37 18 78 - Fax : 0033 3 88 52 19 75
Or by post: 17 rue de la Haute-Montée, 67000 STRASBOURG (FR)
International Arbitration Moot
An international meeting competition run by the National Law School of
India University, Bangalore. The first edition of the moot in 2008 was
a success with over 30 Indian and international teams participating.
The competition was judged by leading Indian Supreme Court and High
Court judges and advocates, as well as international arbitration
"Concours Européen des Droits de l'Homme René
Cassin" runs a competition based on the law of the European Court of
Human Rights which is open to entrants from other European countries. A
good working knowledge of French is useful!
A number of
national mooting competitions from other countries are listed here.
Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition
Australasian Lachs Moot Organiser - Ricky J. Lee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (0061) 262 743 708 - Fax: (0061) 262 743 111
Or by post: 33/19 Fawkner Street, Braddon ACT 2612, Australia
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