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What is the format of the 22nd edition?

We are happy to say that the Regional Rounds of the 22nd edition of the JHJMCC will take place physically. We are monitoring the Covid-19 regulations in the hosting countries to ensure the safety of all participants, and ELSA International reserves the right to change to a Virtual format if necessary.

Can a student who has previously participated in a Regional Round of the competition become a Coach for next editions?

A student who has previously participated in the competition can become a Coach.

How many fees does a team have to pay?

There are three fees that need to be paid for the Competition. The first fee is the Team Registration fee. It is EUR 250 and it needs to be directly transferred to ELSA. The teams also needs to pay the fee connected to their respective Regional Round - this fee will be published shortly. If the team qualifies to the Final Oral Round, there is also the Participation fee for that.

Would master's students (without a law license) be ineligible to participate in this Competition, because they work in a legal office?

Students which work in a legal office of a government or a private company are not eligible to participate in the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition unless they are employed during the holiday periods and the respective internship doesn’t exceed the duration of three (3) months.

Clause B 1.5 of the rules states that the teams are supposed to be formed of 2 to 4 law students. Does this mean that the team members have to be from a law department or pursuing a degree in law?

A student participating in the Competition has to pursue a law degree.

Is it possible for a team to send in the Clarification Questions first, and register afterwards?

Teams that are not registered are not allowed to submit their Clarification Questions. Only registered teams may do this.

According to the rules of the Competition, all team members must be from the same university. In case two universities are not able to gather a team, is it possible to give distention from this rule so that two universities have one team?

Since this matter is resolved on a case to case basis, all teams that need this exception should contact ELSA under johnhjackson@elsa.org.