The ELSA Moot Court Competition is a simulated hearing of the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement system and is organized annually by The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA). The competition is open to teams from around the globe, and this will be Harvard’s 6th year sending a team to the competition.

HLS WTO moot court team wins North American regional competition


The competition is comprised of two parts. The first component is the brief, which students will spend the fall semester writing. The team will write 2 briefs of around 20 pages each, which will be submitted in January. After the briefs are submitted, the team will begin preparing for oral arguments. The competition for the North American round will be held in March, and two teams advance from the competition. The teams that advance then have the opportunity to compete at the final round held in Geneva, Switzerland, where speakers will have an opportunity to argue in front of Appellate Body Members at the WTO.

Professor Mark Wu, an expert in international trade and intellectual property law, has served as the WTO moot court team faculty adviser since its inception six years ago.



Devony Schmidt: dschmidt@jd19.law.harvard.edu

Zach Tan: ztan@jd19.law.harvard.edu