ELSA Moot Court on WTO Law

General Information


The ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO law simulates a dispute settlement procedure of the World Trade Organization (WTO) between two parties. More than 100 teams from all over the world participate in this annual Competition. First, the participating teams hand in written submissions of both the complainant and the respondent party. They then plead the case orally before a fictitious expert WTO panel in a European partner city of ELSA. There, the European representatives for the world final will be determined in a regional selection. At the world final (which normally takes place at the WTO headquarters in Geneva) the 20 best teams from all over the world compete against each other.


Participation is open to master students of law with a strong interest in international economic law. The ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition provides for an excellent opportunity to develop written and oral advocacy skills and to meet students and experts from all over the world. Students taking part in the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO law will obtain 18 ECTS. The credits can also be counted as a master thesis.


  • The Moot Court is aimed at students with a special interest in international relations, international trade law and inter-state dispute resolution.
  • Good English knowledge/ English language proficiency is required as the Moot Court takes place in English.
  • Knowledge of general international law and international economic law is desirable, but not mandatory. The selected students will receive an introduction to WTO law.
Contact lst.oesch@rwi.uzh.ch
Further Information www.elsamootcourt.org