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.

Attention: Participation in moot courts and legal clinics is always subject to staff availability and on invitation only


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    Maastricht wins Nuremberg Moot Court on International Criminal Law 2018

    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    The student team from Maastricht University, Faculty of Law has won the Nuremberg Moot Court 2018 that took place in Nuremberg from 25 to 28 July. The team consisting of Anna Lena Neidmann, Marie Vesayt, Victoria Marie Häberle and Kimberley Mills competed against 45 other teams in this competition in the field of international criminal law.

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    UM team among world's best 4 WTO Moot Court teams

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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    An almost hattrick: team Maastricht wins silver in national VAR moot court 2018

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Only available in Dutch!

    Het was bijna gelukt: driemaal op rij de prestigieuze bestuursrechtelijke VAR-pleitwedstrijd op onze naam schrijven! Het Maastrichtse pleitteam heeft op woensdag 16 mei in Groningen een prachtige tweede plaats behaald.

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    Team USA wins international finals of the International Client Consultation Competition (ICCC)

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    The USA team was the winner of the 2018 ICCC competition. The Maastricht Faculty of Law hosted the international finals of the International Client Consultation Competition from April 11 through April 14 2018. In total 22 countries participated and sent in a team. These countries covered the complete globe from New Zealand to Illinois via Malaysia, Georgia and Ireland.

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    Team Maastricht wins the European Regional Round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    The Maastricht University team has confirmed the excellent reputation of our Faculty by winning the European Regional Round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (EMC2) in Wroclaw (Poland). The team competed against 16 other teams, getting through to the finals where they beat the team from Graduate Institute of Geneva.

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    Great performance UM team in ICC Mediation Competition

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    This year during the 13th annual ICC Mediation Competition week between 2nd – 7th of February a team of four students from the Faculty of Law, Sofia Paoletta, Elden Van Delft, Rebecca Kade and Albert Mhangami coached by Catalina Goanta, Kate O’Reilly and Paul Roos made it through to the quarter finals and placed in the top 8 out of 66 teams from over 32 countries.

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    Maastricht team participated in the regional final of the European Law Moot Court

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    On 15th-18th of February, the Maastricht team participated in the regional final of the European Law Moot Court held at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. Other contenders came from all over the world, and included such illustrious participants as Aix-en-Marseille, Gent and the Autonomous University of Madrid.

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    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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    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 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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  • Bo te Baerts wint Nationale Requireerwedstrijd

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Op 14 april 2017 vond de finale plaats van de Nationale Requireerwedstrijd voor studenten. De finale, die plaatsvond in het Paleis van Justitie in Amsterdam, was een strijd tussen 12 finalisten van universiteiten uit het hele land. Bo te Baerts, derdejaars studente Rechtsgeleerdheid kwam als winnaar uit de bus.

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  • Maastricht team in quarter-final rounds Willem C. Vis Moot Court Competition

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    The team representing Maastricht University this year reached the quarter-final rounds of the competition! This places our university in the top 8 out of 342 participating teams from all corners of the world.

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