School of Law promotes and supports the participation of our students in international moot courts. Moot court competitions simulate court proceedings which usually involves drafting memoranda and participating in oral debate. Taking part in moot courts is a great way for students to gain practical experience, develop argumentation skills and make valuable contacts with law students and professionals all over the world.
Students of the School of Law have a long and successful tradition of participating in Estonian and international moot court competitions. Our students have earned 3rd place twice (in 2009 and 2011) at Telders International Law Moot Court Competition.
In general, School of Law organizes application rounds (including interviews) to compile teams for the competitions. International students are equally welcome to apply. Each team has a main supervisor (member of our teaching staff) and co-supervisors (usually last year's participants). Students can earn credit points for participating in moot courts.
Here are some examples of moot courts where our students have participated:
- Telders International Law Moot Court Competition
- Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
- Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
- International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition
- European Law Moot Court
- Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot
- Estonian Moot Court
Participating at moot courts generally involves a participation fee and coverage of travel and living expenses. School of Law together with different law firms have helped to cover students expenses. In some cases the teams themselves also need to find additional financial support.