Ghent University students team wins prestigious ELMC moot competition:

(30-06-2021) On June 26th, the Ghent University brought home the trophy of the ELMC Competition. Amongst participants you’ll find law faculties from the best universities in the world.

This moot court competition is considered one of the most prestigious in its genre. Ghent University Law School has participated in the ELMC for the past four years, consistently qualifying into the Regional Finals. And this year our team won the Grand Final of the competition.

Victory all the way

The Ghent University ELMC team persevered, winning not only the Regional Final as best team and also as best Commission Agent. Afterward they also topped the Grand Finale on both counts. The students demonstrated poise, dedication and intellectual maturity in the development of their legal arguments.

The team consisted of  Sophie Devogele, (Agent for the Defendant), Jarne De Geyter (Agent for the Applicant), Natallia Mastsepan (Agent for the European Commission), Pauline Thiry and Kristof Nouillé (Legal Counsels).

"All credits and congratulations to our students. Off course we also emphasise the dedication of the coaches Joyce De Coninck and Femke Gremmelprez who professionally supported the student team" says prof. Inge Govaere, coördinator of this aspect of our study curriculum.

Participants from European and United States universities

The ELMC Competition is an international and bilingual moot court competition. It is organized since 1988 by the ELMC Society which enjoys the active support of the Community Institutions and major law firms in several countries. Participating universities stemming from across Europe and the United States. The ELMC Competition is considered the most prestigious moot court competitions in EU law. This year it was organized online, due to covid-19.

This year’s case concerned the EU’s policies on border management, asylum and migration, as well as the competition-centric issues concerning pharmaceutical products in the combatting of a lethal pandemic.