Success for the College of Europe in the European Law Moot Court (ELMC) competition

The Department of European Legal Studies of the College of Europe (Bruges) participated successfully in the 2018-2019 European Law Moot Court (ELMC) competition. The four students comprising the College of Europe’s team were Pierre RABOURDIN (acting as applicant), Vincent PIEGSA (acting as defendant), Martina COLI (acting as legal counsel) and William SPENCE (acting as Advocate General). The team was coached by the academic assistants Joanna MROZIŃSKA and Alexandros POLITIS.

The ELMC is the most renowned international mooting competition on European Union law. It consists of one written and two oral phases in which approximately 80 universities from Europe and the United States of America compete for three awards: the best team award, the best Advocate General award and the best Commission Agent award. Each university can compete for two of these three awards.

The College of Europe, after qualifying through the written phase, competed in the Regional Final of Florence together with eleven other universities and won the first team and the first Advocate General award, which is a rare achievement.

Thus, all four students of the team qualified for the All-European Final held in the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg. Ultimately, the team finished as semi-finalist and the Advocate General as finalist in the final round of the ELMC competition in Luxembourg.

The College of Europe congratulates the students and the academic assistants who contributed to this successful performance.