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Moot Courts

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The School of Law sends student teams to several international moot courts. Moot courts are simulated (court) hearings in which students play the role of a party to the proceedings and thus practice qualifications that are taught alongside their law studies.

In the Vis Moot Court, students act as lawyers in a simulated international arbitration in which a commercial law case is heard. The Vis Moot Court is held in Vienna in winter semester, and the oral hearings are the week before Easter. A semester off is granted for successful participation. The Marburg teams regularly earn awards for their performance in the written or oral proceedings.

The ICC Mediation Competition simulates the negotiation of a business law dispute before a mediator. Students take on the role of the party and their lawyer and try to represent their interests to the best of their ability. The ICC Mediation Competition also takes place in the winter semester, with oral arguments in Paris in February. Marburg teams at the ICC Mediation Competition have regularly been successful in the competition.

The Nuremberg Moot Court in International Criminal Law is organized with the participation of the Research and Documentation Center for War Crimes Trials (ICWC), offering students a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the subject matter of international criminal law, acquire important practice-relevant qualifications and engage in international exchange with practitioners of international criminal law, scholars, and students from around the world.