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STRUCTURE

WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS

Interested students from all over the world are sending in their written memorandum based on a fictitious case. Registered teams have to send one Written Submission for the Complainant and one Written Submission for the Respondent (two separate Written Submissions in total). Each Submission shall not exceed 35 pages, not including the cover page. Regardless the fact, whether a team is preparing to compete in the International Written Round or they are sending their Written Submissions for scoring before the Regional Round, it is of crucial importance to bear in mind the role of the Written Submissions in the whole competition. In the preliminary rounds, the teams will be ranked according to the total score of their oral pleadings (60 %) and on the evaluations of their Written Submissions (40%).

REGIONAL ROUNDS

Afterwards, all the teams will have the opportunity to present their oral submissions both for the Complainant and the Respondent to a Panel at a (Virtual) Regional Round. The Panel consists of WTO professionals and trade law experts. The John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition is made up of two European Regional Rounds, two Regional Round for Asia-Pacific, an All American Regional Round and one Regional Round for Africa. The Regional Rounds shall have at least three stages: Preliminary Rounds, Semi-Finals and the Grand Final.

Currently, the European Regional Rounds will be hosted physically. Considering the COVID measurements in each country, we will make a final decision on the state of these two regional rounds on the 15th of November.

1
EAST ASIA & OCEANIA REGIONAL ROUND
From the 16th to the 20th of February 2022 - Online
2
FIRST EUROPEAN REGIONAL ROUND
From the 23rd to the 27th of February 2022 - Physical
3
ALL AMERICAN REGIONAL ROUND
From the 2nd to the 6th of March 2022 - Online
4
WEST & SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL ROUND
From the 9th to the 13th of March 2022 - Online
5
SECOND EUROPEAN REGIONAL ROUND
From the 16th to the 20th of March 2022 - Physical
6
AFRICAN REGIONAL ROUND
From the 23th to the 27th of March 2022 - Online

FINAL ORAL ROUND

The best 24 teams from all over the world are qualified to participate in the Final Oral Round that takes place at the WTO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Competition is growing every single year, going beyond our wildest expectations. ELSA and the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition supporters are working continuously on its further expansion. The competition has strong, long term financial contributors and a lot of academic support from the World Trade Organization itself.