Moot courts

Defend real international cases

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:

Arbitration Moot of Madrid; the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court; and the most internationally recognised: the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.


Success stories 2015:

The ESADE team won the Jessup national final and travelled to Washington for the international final.

Meet the 2017-18 teams

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.

“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.” 

Inés Losada

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