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 Law + 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.

  • The United Nations simulations will enable you to experience how sessions in one of the world’s most important international organisations actually function.

  • Moot courts are competitions in which you’ll feel the excitement of preparing a case and competing against teams from different universities around the world in front of a professional jury.

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.

Success stories 2015: The ESADE team won the Jessup national final and travelled to Washington for the international final.

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.

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