Elsa Moot Court

The ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO law is a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system, organized by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), with the technical support of the WTO.  The participating teams from all over the world prepare and analyse a fictive case and present their arguments both for the complainant and the respondent in front of a panel which consists of WTO and trade law experts. This 2016-2017 edition marks the 15th anniversary of this competition.

The format of the competition has changed throughout its existence. Currently, the competition starts with regional elimination rounds that take place all over the world, organized in an Americas Round, an Asia Pacific Round, two European Rounds and an African Round. The best teams from all over the world qualify to participate in the Final Oral Round, which takes place in Geneva, Switzerland. During its fifteen editions, more than a hundred different universities have participated at the regional rounds and many of them have qualified to the final rounds. Likewise, many different institutions have volunteered to host the regional rounds throughout the world.

Key information about the 15 years of history of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO law is displayed in the maps below. This includes information on the different universities that have participated at the different stages of the competitions, the places where the regionals rounds have taken place, and the winners of the regional and final rounds.

Please note that, due to the fact that the organization of this competition has changed hands during the years, the information of some editions is not comprehensive.

Select one of the maps from the drop-down list and click on a country or territory for further details.