Bristol students progress in European Law Moot Court competition
25 January 2011
A student team from the School of Law participating in the European Law Moot Court Competition (ELMC) has qualified for the Regional Finals. The Bristol team will compete in Barcelona, Spain in February 2011.
A student team from the School of Law participating in the European Law Moot Court Competition (ELMC) has qualified for the Regional Finals. It is made up of Kathryn Hughes, Janine McGuigan, Sybille Shakir and Rob Higgins. The Bristol team will compete in Barcelona, Spain.
The ELMC is a moot (simulated court) competition, in which teams of students prepare written pleadings on a problem of European law and present their arguments in oral proceedings both in French and English, ultimately before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. It is considered one of the most prominent moot competitions worldwide.
This year's case concerns freedom of establishment, abuse of law, and procedures before the EU judiciary.
The Bristol Team has been selected among the best 48 teams on the basis of its written submissions and invited to attend the Barcelona Regional Final in February 2011. At each of the four Regional Finals, 12 teams will plead before a panel of Judges sitting as the ECJ. Only the winning teams of each Regional Final will proceed to the All-European Final before Judges from the European Court of Justice and the General Court in Luxembourg in March.