John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition

The competition is a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system. The teams prepare and analyze a fictive case and present their arguments both for the Complainant and the Respondent in front of a Panel which consists of WTO and trade law experts.

John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition

The John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition (JHJMCC, formerly known as ELSA Moot Court Competition) is an internationally highly respected moot court competition organied by ELSA. The competition is organised in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and focuses on international commercial law. Students participate in groups of 2–4, and the finals will be held in Geneva at WTO headquarters! The aim of the moot court is to develop participants’ knowledge of international commercial law and the WTO dispute settlement procedure, as well as the overall ability to participate in multilateral trade negotiations.

Interested in JHJMCC? Keep track of your local group’s and ELSA Finland’s marketing channels in order to know when the application period starts. If you have any questions about the competition, feel free to contact your national or local Competitions representative.

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The competition was formerly known as the ELSA Moot Court Competition. See the video below from the 2017 final in Geneva:


If you have any questions about JHJMCC, please contact the Vice President for Moot Court Competitions.

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