ELSA/WTO Moot Court

AUWCL students participate annually in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Moot Court competition sponsored by the European Law Students Association (ELSA) in collaboration with the WTO.  The ELSA Moot Court Competition (EMC2)  is a simulated hearing of the Dispute Settlement System of the World Trade Organization. The competition is open to teams from around the globe, giving them the opportunity to present their legal skills and knowledge of WTO law in front of WTO and trade law experts.

Participating teams will compete first in one of the regional rounds in America, Asia-Pacific, Europe or Africa.  The best teams of each region will be qualified for the Final Oral Round taking place in May/June each year at the WTO Headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland.

AUWCL is proud to host the 2018 All American Regional Round of the 16th edition of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO law, on March 21-24, 2018. This is the fifth year that WCL has hosted the AARR. This year, 14 teams competed from the US, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Columbia and Brazil. Two best teams from South America and 2 best teams from North America were chosen to participate in the final round in Geneva. The panelists judging the 2018 AARR consisted of WTO Counsellors, World Bank consultants, US Trade Representatives officials, law school professors, DC-based and overseas trade lawyers, think tanks economists, and foreign governments’ officials.