The application for the European Law Moot Court (ELMC) is available here.

Schedule & Deadlines:

  • Wednesday, 9/14 at 5:00pm in JG102A: ELMC Information Session
  • Friday, 9/16 at 12:10pm in JG104: International Law Moot Courts Panel
  • Sunday, 9/18 at 11:59pm: Written applications due
  • Friday-Saturday, 9/23-24: Oral tryouts
  • Wednesday, 10/5: Offers extended

ELMC & Columbia

ELMC is the second-largest international moot court competition in the world, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious in Europe. Each year, the teams must address a problem of European law. For this year’s case, among the complex issues at play are financial regulation, separation of powers, and state sovereignty.

Nearly every year Columbia Law has advanced to the regional rounds in Europe. Last year, we won first place at the final round for the first time in our history!

In the last two years, the teams have travelled to the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, and Finland. This year, the regional rounds will be held in Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, and France. The finals rounds are held in the spring before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Columbia is one of only a handful of American law schools to compete against teams predominantly from Europe. French-speaking team members also have the opportunity to practice arguing in that language—though it should be noted that French competency is by no means necessary.

The 8 selected team members will be split into two independent teams of 4, one of which will be coached by César and the other by Emily. All members of the teams will contribute to the brief and have the opportunity to argue in Europe if we advance.

We look forward to reading your applications!


Emily & César