Our Faculty Hosted the Regional Finals for the Oral Phase of the European Law Moot Court
A Word of Welcome from the ELMC Society
On behalf of the European Law Moot Court Society, I would like to welcome you to Belgrade University Regional Final of the 2017-2018 European Law Moot Court!
I can assure you that the ELMC Society really takes great pride into having this Regional Final hosted in the capital city of Serbia, candidate Member State in active accession negotiations with the EU, and organized by Belgrade University which has its origins back in 1808, 210 years ago!
To the competing teams, I offer my warmest congratulations on being selected amongst the best teams that submitted written pleadings in this year’s Competition. The best Team & best Commission Agent at this Regional Final will have the honor to represent their University before the Court of Justice of the European Union and plead in front of the real EU Judges in March 2018.
However, you should all realize that to a large degree the purpose of the European Law Moot Court – which is to promote studies in European Union Law – has already been achieved. Think back for a moment over the uncountable hours that you’ve spent preparing your written and oral pleadings. I assure you that the depth of knowledge acquired through that preparation approaches that of any practicing lawyer in Europe. The experience you have acquired in preparing our Case, to be pleaded before the Moot Court, will help you tremendously in the future, when you will be working as a lawyer, judge, counsel, State or Institution Agent.
At this point, I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the members of Belgrade Regional Team and the Master of Moot Isidora Grabez for their efforts in organizing what I am sure will be an exceptional international event.
Last but not least, I wish to thank our Judges for accepting to sit on the panel, offering to all of us four entire days of their busy schedules. Without their contribution this event would not be possible.
Good luck, and remember to Moot, Meet & Compete!
European Law Moot Court Society, President