ELSA Thessaloniki

Moot Court Competitions

Moot Court Competitions – Competitions virtual trial

A special chapter are the Moot Court Competition organized in the ELSA network. There is no doubt that a simulation of a court during the studies is an experience that helps students get a lot of skills for their future work life.. The objective is through this program the student to make contact with the judicial process in a timely period, to proceed later to a responsible decision on the qualification and subsequent employment sector to follow.

The two International MCCs of ELSA, ELSA Moot Court Competition (EMC2) and the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition, are internationally famous and Greek teams have a great success in them the last few years!. Although, The ELSA Greece Greece established in the National Moot Court Competition (LFSS) the 2015 and continues the dynamic of this endeavor. in more detail :

ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO law (EMC²): Το EMC2 είναι μια προσομοίωση ακρόασης του συστήματος επίλυσης διαφορών του Παγκοσμίου Οργανισμού Εμπορίου , held annually in a different European city and opens the doors to a future career in business law.

The winners of the European regional rounds will qualify to the final, conducted a global capital. Preceding the filing of written pleadings of the teams participating. The groups prepare and analyze a fictitious case and present their arguments for both the plaintiff and the defendant in front of a panel composed of experts from the World Trade Organization and commercial law. The Law Faculty of Aristotle for the first time participated in the competition this 2009. In 2011, the group of students represented the school in the European Tour of Vilnius came first. Students who participate each year, selected by a course of International Trade Law (GATT/WTO Law), taught English in public student audience of the curriculum and the Erasmus program.

Responsible course teacher and virtual trial: Assoc. Prof. Panagiotis Gklavinis

European Human Rights Moot Court Competition: The competition simulates the appeal proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights and provides a unique opportunity for students to experience the principles and application of the European Convention on Human Rights. The final round is held each year in Strasbourg and best 20 Teams who qualify on the basis of the written submissions filed by, compete. Responsible: Professor Petros Stagkos, Professor Iosif Ktenidis

National Moot Court Competition: The national association of ELSA Greece was first pioneered in Greece and established the National Moot Court Competition (LFSS) the 2015. Attempt of the initiators of -the Antonia Markovic, Stergios Aidinli and John Petras- It was to establish annually the organization of this competition every year and covering different thematic incontestable.

The first was held on LFSS 8-10 8th of May 2015 in Thessaloniki with the participation of groups of three law schools in the country to simulate criminal appellate proceedings under the guidance and evaluation of leading academics and legal practitioners. The ELSA Greece decided to organize the 2016 National Moot Court Competition, which took place in April in Thessaloniki. Following this thought, the National Competition this year changed the subject and participants involved in a case of Civil Law, since it is the most common area of ​​law at national level, since the majority of cases in the courts in civil cases.
rules for participation:

The competition involved a total 9 groups, each of which will consist of 3 people. Each Faculty will be represented by 3 groups, δηλαδή 3 Teams from the National & University of Athens, 3 from the Aristoteleio Panepistimio of Thessaloniki 3 from the Democritus University of Thrace. In each group of each university distributed one of the following roles: the plaintiff, the defendant and procedural guarantor, that each law school to be represented in all three roles. The selection of teams is done by the responsible teachers of each school and its role (plaintiff, defendant, procedural guarantor) of each group is determined either after agreement between the three groups of each university, or at the draw if the preferences of groups coincide.

In the final round involving the teams with the best scores for each role, that is the best team in the role of plaintiff, The better the role of the defendant and the best in its role of guarantee. The groups go to the final receive the documents of the defendants after the announcement of results. In the final assessed only hearing and basically winning team is the side that wins the trial.