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Leiden University won prize for Best Written Memorials at the European Law Moot Court

The Europa Institute is proud to announce that Leiden University has won the prize for Best Written Memorials at the 2014/15 European Law Moot Court Competition (ELMC) Final in Luxembourg!

The team received the prize for the highest score for their written submissions, which were double-graded along with submissions from all teams participating in the competition by a panel of 40 experts in EU law. The team is the first from the regular LLM in European Law to win both a regional final and the overall Best Written Pleadings award, and as such the Europa Institute would like to congratulate 'One Directive' on their achievements.

The team consisted of Maria Cabrera, Daniel Carter, Ruth Foulis and Aurelie Villanueva, all students on the LLM in European Law at Leiden Law School and were coached by Dr Moritz Jesse, Agis Karpetas and Ilektra Antonaki.

The team recently also participated in the All-European Final of the ELMC, which took place on 17 April 2015 at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. After a highly competitive semi-final, involving teams from Leuven, Maastricht and Liege, Leiden were unfortunate to just miss out on a place in the final, which was eventually won by the team from Leuven KU.

The European Law Moot Court competition is the most prestigious moot court in the field of European Law. Every year, students from around a hundred (leading) law schools worldwide participate in solving a fictional case about EU law in a written and oral phase of the competition. Written and oral submissions in this moot court have to be presented in English and French. The competition in the academic year 2014/15 concerned the areas of state aid and public procurement law. Only the four best teams qualify to present their arguments during the all European Finals at the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg. 

The Europa Institute would like to thank One Directive and their coaches for all the hard work, time and effort they have put in since September and congratulate them not only on their fantastic achievement, but also for continuing to enhance the reputation of Leiden University in the European Law Moot Court Competition.

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