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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 30 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%).

VIRTUAL 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 Virtual Regional Rounds shall have at least three stages: Preliminary Rounds, Semi-Finals and the Grand Final.

1
ALL AMERICAN REGIONAL ROUND
From the 24th to the 28th of February 2021
2
1ST EUROPEAN REGIONAL ROUND
From the 3rd to the 7th of March 2021
3
2ND EUROPEAN REGIONAL ROUND
From the 10th to the 14th of March 2021
4
AFRICAN REGIONAL ROUND
From the 23th to the 27th of March
5
EAST ASIA & OCEANIA REGIONAL ROUND
From the 31th of March to the 4th of April 2021
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WEST & SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL ROUND
From the 28th of April to the 2nd of May 2021

FINAL ORAL ROUND

The best 20 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.

The 19th edition’s Final Oral Round will take place in Geneva, Switzerland. The Final Oral Round will take place between June and July 2021.