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19th edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court - Apply to represent the University of Geneva!

The applications for the new team of the University of Geneva for the 19th edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court are now open!

The John H. Jackson Moot Court (formerly known as ELSA WTO Moot Court) is the biggest competition on WTO Law.  It simulates a hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system. The teams prepare and analyze a fictive case and present their arguments both for the Complainant and the Respondent in written submissions as well as orally in front of a Panel which consists of WTO and trade law experts.

Universities from all over the world compete with each other and participants have not only the chance to considerably enhance their knowledge on trade law, as well as their legal writing and presentation skills, but also to meet professionals from the global trade arena!

What does this mean in practice?

We will compose a team of 2 – 4 students which will work (under the supervision and guidance of their coaches) over the course of one year on a fictive WTO case, travel to the regional round to present their arguments and eventually participate in the global final round at the WTO in Geneva. Aside from the immense practical experience and knowledge the students will acquire along the road, their efforts will also be credited with 18 ECTS!

Last year the team of the University of Geneva made it into the semi – finals, meaning that the university landed among the four best teams of the world! One participants also won the individual award of the “Best Oralist” accompanied by a prestigious prize.

This year we want to repeat this success story! Therefore, we are now looking for motivated students with a strong interest in trade law and/or international dispute settlement!

If interested, please send a CV and a short motivation letter by the 20th September 2020 to the assistant on the course of “WTO Law and Practice”, Yulia Y. Yarina at:  yulia.yarina(at)

Read more on the John H. Jackson Moot Court here.


27 août 2020