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Another year with a strong presence of Leiden Law School in the European Law Moot Court Competition

The Europa Institute was represented in all four regional finals of this year’s European Law Moot Court!

Prof. Christa Tobler, Professor of European Law at the Universities of Basel and Leiden, judged at the regional final in Florence from 21 until 24 February 2019.

Dr. Jorrit Rijpma, Associate Professor of European Law at the Europa Institute of Leiden Law School, participated as a judge in first the regional final, which took place in Ljubljana between 31 January and 3 February 2019.

Leiden University was also represented by its students at two regional finals.

The first team from Leiden Law School, coached by Daniel Carter and Barbora Budinská, appeared before the judges at the regional which was held in Madrid from 14 to 17 February 2019. The team consisted of Anastasiia Kutakh, Shahid Raziuddin Ahmad, Mateo Rodriguez Borda, Veronika Yefremova, all students of the Advanced LLM in European and International Business Law.

The second team from Leiden Law School, coached by Moritz Jesse, participated at the regional final in Athens, from 28 February to 3 March 2019. The team consisted of Lampros Dimos, Eleni Sotiriadou, Mihai Ioachimescu and Matthias Van den Keybus, all students of the Advanced LLM in European and International Business Law.

Unfortunately the teams from Leiden did not win a prize this year. Though it should be mentioned that Aurélie Villanueva, alumna of the LLM European Law of Leiden Law School and currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Law of the European University Institute in Florence, was the master of the moot for the regional final organised by the European University Institute.

The European Law Moot Court is the most prestigious moot court within the field of European Law, with around 80 universities taking part every year. Leiden Law School has a long tradition of participating in this competition and in the last 5 years won the awards for best team, best Advocate General and best written pleading. Teams from Leiden Law School regularly qualify for the All European Final at the Court of Justice in Luxemburg.

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