General Session on participating in the John H. Jackson Moot Court on WTO Law
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
General Session on participating in the John H. Jackson Moot Court on WTO Law will take place on 12 August 2020 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm CE.
The 19th Edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court on WTO Law will be launched on 15th September 2020. The Jackson Moot is a simulated hearing under the rules of the WTO dispute settlement system involving exchanges of written submissions and adversarial hearings before panelists on international trade law issues. The competition is organized by the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) with the technical support of the WTO. Every year, the Jackson Moot provides hundreds of students across the globe an opportunity to engage with interesting and sometimes novel questions of WTO law, and WTO experts who serve as panelists and sponsors of the competition. Over the years, the Jackson Moot has provided a launchpad for many students into the field of international trade law. You can read about experiences of the last edition's participants here.
This year, the WTO and ELSA will offer a webinar on the Jackson Moot for prospective coaches of teams interested to participate in the competition. This session will provide an overview of the competition, useful tools for research on WTO law and tips on best practices for participating in the competition. While the webinar is open for everyone, its main purpose is to help those teams that participate in the Jackson Moot for the first time to get a general understanding of how the competition works. To join this webinar, please register here.
Following the general session, but before the launch of the 19th Edition, the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) and the WTO will, in accordance with their mandate to provide technical assistance, offer one-on-one tailor-made sessions with coaches of teams in developing and least developed countries.
To watch the recorded session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y78HuszaTv8&feature=youtu.be