Schedule & Deadlines

  • Wednesday, 9/13 at 5:00pm in JG 102A: ELMC Information Session
  • Friday, 9/15 at 12:10pm in Big Warren L107: International Law Moot Courts Panel
  • Wednesday, 9/20 at 11:59pm: Written applications due
  • Friday-Saturday, 9/22-23: Oral tryouts
  • Wednesday, 10/4: Offers extended
  • Wednesday, 11/22: Final briefs due

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 sanctions regimes, investment law, and human rights.

Nearly every year Columbia Law has advanced to the regional rounds in Europe. We have previously won first place at the final round in Luxembourg before the European Court of Justice!

In recent years, the teams have travelled to Sweden, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, and Finland for regionals. 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 6-8 selected team members will be split into two independent teams of 3-4. 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!


Leila & Lear