Moot Court Training
Full course description
A moot court is a simulated court session, for which teams of students, first, prepare written pleadings with respect to a problem of law and, second, present their arguments in oral proceedings before a mock court. The course is based on fictitious cases involving issues of international law, ECHR, and European Union law. Please note that you need to be physically present in Maastricht throughout the course in order to successfully complete it.
The course is intended to train students’ written and oral communication skills in the form of written and oral pleadings. Students will be required to apply the law to the facts of a particular case and to argue in favour of their client. This course is also designed in order to develop students’ ability to perform team work.
This course is part of the program of the second year of European Law School. It is not available for students not registered in the European Law School program.
- Christopher Kee, The Art of Argument, A Guide to Mooting, CUP, 2007.
This book is accessible online through the UM Library and a link will be provided on the Student Portal.