Erasmus School of Law

Join the PAX Moot Competition team

Sciences Po Law School (Paris, France) organises the 6th edition of the inter-university Private International Law Moot Competition. This year the inter-university PAX Moot will include teams from universities in Europe and beyond.

Erasmus School of Law has been invited to set up a team and take part in the moot. The selected ESL students will be competing against teams from Sorbonne University Paris I, London School of Economics, HEC, Heidelberg University, Luxembourg University, Cambridge University, University College London (UCL), King’s College London, University of Antwerp, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and Sciences Po Law School. Participation is also opened to US exchange students from Harvard, Columbia, Duke, Northwestern, Northeastern, Duke, and Penn Law Schools.

The goal of the PAX Moot is to train law students and practitioners of tomorrow in arguing and analysing complex global legal questions of international litigation. Participants are given the task of studying and applying private international law for the resolution of a concrete cross-border dispute laid down in “the Case”. This year the hypothetical case concerns a cross-border climate change dispute and includes a number of complex transnational legal questions of Private International Law.

The Jury of the PAX Moot consists of panels of Moot Court Judges. As in previous years, the panel will comprise professional judges, faculty professors, practicing lawyers, or members of the Hague Conference of Private International Law.

The PAX Moot will consist only in oral arguments to be presented in two rounds: a General Eliminatory Round to be held in Paris at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and a Final Round to be held in The Hague, symbolising the “legal capital of the world” and home of The Hague Conference of Private International Law, which also marks its 125th anniversary.

The PAX Moot Prize for the best and winning Mooters will consist of an internship with the international commercial litigation departments of renowned law firms such as Nauta Dutilh, Amsterdam.

Why participate?
Recruiting criteria

If you are interested to become part of the ESL PAX Moot Competition team, please send your CV and (short) motivation mail explaining why you want to be part of the moot team to Prof. Xandra Kramer ( on February 13th at the latest.
The selection interviews will take place on February 16.