The Bachelor in Law programme also provides you the opportunity to take part in international moot courts (trial simulations) as of the third year. Moot courts are competitions in which you’ll feel the excitement of preparing a case and competing against teams from different universities around the world in front of a professional jury.
Organised by the International Law Students Association, more than 550 law schools from more than 80 countries take part in this competition. In this international Public Law moot court, each team has to prepare and present both sides (prosecution and defence), and defend their position orally before members of the International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ legal body.
ESADE’s 2015 Jessup team, the experience of reaching the final
“You learn to teach yourself and work as a team. We had to struggle with manuals and internet to decipher how a concept has evolved, the possible positions regarding doctrine and how to use them. You learn to make decisions. You’re the one who has to decide if an argument is sufficiently strong enough or not, with the help of your teammates.”
Double Degree in Business Administration and Law
Member of ESADE’s 2015 Jessup team
Moot court key points
Individual work: You’ll have to research and find specific information and jurisprudence applicable to the case.
Teamwork, the norm in the professional world.
Practice in public speaking and writing legal documents.
English if the moot court is international.
Added value for your CV given that the majority of universities in Spain don’t participate in moot courts.
Networking, meeting students from other universities and other countries.
An educational experience closely resembling professional reality.
A unique personal experience: Contact with the world, hard work and tenacity.