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Edinburgh Law School teams compete in the European Law Moot Court competition regional finals

Mon 24 May 2021

European Law Moot Court Competition

Student participation at the European Law Moot Court - two teams of Edinburgh Law School students recently competed in the regional finals of the European Law Moot Court competition.

The European Law Moot Court is an annual international competition held between teams of students who have an interest in European Union law. Since its launch in 1988, it has become the most prestigious moot court competition in its field.

This academic year, two teams consisted of LLM students from the Edinburgh Law School qualified to the Regional Finals, the oral phase of the competition, within the 32 best teams of the written phase. 

Despite the efforts made by the ELMC Society, as a result of the exceptional circumstances and the Covid-19 restrictions imposed, this year’s Oral Proceedings had a different setting: they were organised online (via Zoom) during two Regional Finals, gathering 16 Teams each.

Our first team, consisted of Jordan Wilford (Applicant), Lukas Schaupp (Defendant), Marine Jardel (Commission Representative), Eline Fleur Spekle (Legal Counsel) and Lina Thiel, participated in the Schuman Regional Final on the 17th-20th of March. The School’s second team consisted of Marie-Noëlle Lippens-de Cerf (Applicant), Jack Provan (Defendant), Marialena Pantazi Psatha (Advocate General) and Anthony Kotrba (Legal Counsel), which participated in the Adenauer Regional Final on the 24th-27th of March.

The teams have been coached by Dr Katerina Kalaitzaki, Early Career Fellow in EU Law at the Edinburgh Law School.

Both teams of the University of Edinburgh performed excellent during their pleadings both in terms of presentation of their arguments as well as in terms of legal analysis, leaving the best impressions to the organisers of the competition and the rest of the teams. The Regional Finals are now over and we would like to wish best of luck to all the teams that qualified to the European Finals.