EU Moot Court Team Advances to Regional Competition in Italy
Professor Frank Emmertís European Union Law Moot Court Team advanced to the regional competition of the European Union Law Moot Court Competition. The EU Moot is an annual event that allows teams from all over the globe to compete in a written and oral competition arguing the merits of a hypothetical case involving a series of legal questions prevalent in the European Union. The written competition involves the preparation of two written briefs, applicant and defendant in a hypothetical suit before the European Court of Justice. Because European Union law controls, students on the team acquire an extensive understanding of both the underlying principles and the current trends of European Union Law as they compete. Every year, teams from more than a hundred law schools around the world submit their written briefs. The best 48 teams are then invited to argue their cases before panels of professors and practitioners in four different Regional Competitions. This year, the Regionals take place at Columbia University School of Law in New York, the European University Institute in Florence, Maastricht University, and CEU San Pablo University Madrid. Since no team can compete in its own country, the Regionals involve extensive travel and ensure that each team encounters a great diversity of highly competitive fellow "Europeans" from the EU, Eastern Europe, North America, Asia and elsewhere. The winning team from each Regional Competition is then selected to present arguments to the actual European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Although no more than three or four American schools make it to the orals in a typical year, the law school has previously been successful in this competition and has sent teams to Istanbul and to Bratislava. The law school is fortunate to enjoy victory again this year, due to the high quality of the European and international law program at IU School of Law - Indianapolis, as well as the qualification and dedication of its students. This yearís team includes Douglas Clough, Kyle Kimble, Lumi Nodit, and Nathan Seger. Their oral competition will take place from February 25-27 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Anyone interested in finding out more about this competition is invited to visit the website of the competition at www.elmc.org and/or to contact Professor Emmert at email@example.com.