The 22nd Edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition on WTO Law was launched on 18 September 2023. The competition is a simulated hearing under the rules of the WTO dispute settlement system involving exchanges of written submissions and adversarial hearings before panelists on international trade law issues. The competition is organized by the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) with the technical support of the WTO.

In accordance with their mandates to provide technical assistance, the WTO and the ACWL will hold webinars providing an overview of the competition, useful tools for research on WTO law and tips on best practices for participating in the competition to coaches from developing and least developed countries.  The sessions will take place in the first week of October.

Registration is available here. Priority will be given to coaches who have already formed a team or who are in the process of doing so.

Every year, the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition provides hundreds of law students across the globe with an opportunity to address interesting and novel questions of WTO law, and to engage with WTO experts who serve as panelists and sponsors of the competition. Over the years, the Moot Court Competition has served as a launchpad for many students into the field of international trade law.  More information on the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition is available here.

The University of Ottawa (Canada) was the winner of the competition in 2023. Information about the last edition's participants and more about the competition can be found here.




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