Moot international courts are mock trials in which you can participate, competing with teams from other universities before an international jury.
The Bachelor in Global Governance, Economics & Legal Order offers you the opportunity to participate in these moot courts and live the emotion of preparing a case and testing your knowledge and skills.
Moot courts in which our students have participated include:
Jessup: the most prestigious moot court in the world
This is a public international law competition in which teams must prepare and present for both sides, and then defend a position orally before members of the International Court of Justice (the judicial body of United Nations).
Organised by the International Law Students Association, some 550 law schools from more than 80 countries participate in this competition. During your studies for the Bachelor Degree in Global Governance, you will have the opportunity to take part.
Student experiences: ESADE at the Jessup Moot Court
“You learn to teach yourself and work as a team. We had to struggle with manuals and internet to decipher how a concept has evolved, the possible positions regarding doctrine and how to use them. You learn to make decisions. You’re the one who has to decide if an argument is sufficiently strong enough or not, with the help of your teammates.”
Double Degree in Business Administration and Law
Member of ESADE’s 2015 Jessup team
Moot court keypoints
Self-taught work: You must research, find the information, and the jurisprudence applicable to the case
Teamwork – as is normal in the real professional world
Practice in speaking and writing legal documentation
English if the moot court is international
Differential value in your curriculum since there is no moot court culture in most Spanish universities
Networking: you will meet participants from other universities and countries
Experience that closely resembles working in the profession
Unique personal experience: a contact with the wider world requiring effort and tenacity