16 July 2019
Young Lawyers Contest
This year the Academy of European Law are hosting the Young Lawyers Contest for newly
qualified lawyers who want to engage with European law.
organised in cooperation with the Warsaw Bar Association with the support of
the CCBE (who may have already contacted you) will enable newly-qualified
lawyers to work in international teams on practical questions relating to
It will offer a unique opportunity for young lawyers across the
European Bars represented in the competition to exchange experiences, develop
their critical thinking and communication skill, and to foster useful
relationships for their future career.
The contest will be held in English and is organised in three
First round: written report and oral presentation on a question
of European law selected among the topics of the Justice programme 2014-2020
Second round: negotiation exercise
Third round: the winners of the previous rounds will confront
each other in an oral debate in the style of a moot court pleading.
The finals will take place in at ERA’s conference facilities in
Trier, Germany, on 13-14 February 2020.
Candidates from the Justice
Programme 2014-2020 benefit from the reimbursement of
their travel and accommodation costs. The fee per contestant is €236.
Although their governments are not part of the Justice
Programme, contestants from Denmark and the UK are very welcome to apply too.
They will have to bear their own travel, catering, and accommodation costs.
The deadline for online registrations is 23rd September 2019.
Further details on participation, selection procedure, as well
the contest rules can be found on the Young Lawyers Contest web site.