What is it?

The NMCC is a moot court competition on European Union Law. It takes place in two stages: first, teams will plead in local rounds held by the respective local ELSA Group at their university. Furthermore, they will submit a written submission.  The winners of all local rounds will proceed to the final round, hosted by ELSA the Netherlands. Here, they will have the chance to compete against the other local winners. 

This year´s competition will revolve around EU Competition law.

Why participate?

It goes without saying that moot courts are a fantastic way to improve your legal skills and practice pleading a case before a panel. Beyond this, however, the NMCC enables you to meet law students from around the country, to network with peers and professionals, and to become part of ELSA’s international community. Furthermore, this competition provides you with a unique way to prepare for large international competitions and allows you important insights into the world of mooting.

Our partner

We are very happy that the national round of this year’s National Moot Court Competition is supported by De Brauw. De Brauw is known as the leading international law firm in the Netherlands. Rooted deeply in the Dutch tradition of problem-solving and innovation, they offer high-end legal advice in corporate transactions, disputes and regulatory enforcement. Their lawyers are widely recognised as leaders in their fields. They form a strong collective, representing our clients, relentlessly pursuing excellence.

How do I participate?

To participate, you sign up with your local ELSA groups. You can find more information regarding the local rounds on our website, the website of our local groups, or by approaching the officers of your Local Group.

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Make sure to register before the 14th of November!

The National Round will take place on 27th of January 2023. It will be an in person competition.


NMCC Rules

NMCC Online rules

Answers to Clarification questions