Moot Courts

International moot courts

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.

Some of the moot courts in which you can participate include: Madrid Moot Arbitration Court, Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court and the internationally prestigious Philip C.Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. ESADE has participated in the latter for six years. In the 2015 edition, the ESADE team achieved excellent results, winning the national stage and travelling to Washington to participate in the final.

Jessup: The world’s most prestigious moot court

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.

“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.” 

Inés Losada

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.