Moot courts and legal clinics

Moot courts
Student teams of the Maastricht law faculty keep scoring high at international pleading competitions, so-called moot court competitions. During such moot courts, teams would work intensively on a hypothetical court case, prepare written submissions, and finally plead on behalf of their parties against other universities in front of benches of judges or law professors.
Read more about the different moot court competitions via the menu on the left hand side of this page.

Legal clinics
Bringing reality in the classroom enhances student employability. We established two clinical education programmes that offer live-client or other real-life practice, reaching out to NGOs who need help in problem-solving and community-building. 
Read more about Offering students real-life practice in the class room.


  • elmc

    About the European Law Moot Court Competition (ELMC)

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Maastricht University teams have a long tradition of scoring very high in the European Law Moot Court Competition (ELMC). Organized annually since 1988, the ELMC is a bilingual moot court (French-English) focused on topical issues of European Law.

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  • VAR

    Team Maastricht wins national VAR Moot Court Competition (again)!

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    The student team representing Maastricht University has won the prestigious VAR Moot Court Competition in administrative law for the second year in a row.

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  • UM students successful in Moot Court competitions

    UM Law Faculty student teams show well in Moot Court competition

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    Maastricht students score high in national and international moot courts and moot competitions.

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