The Council of Europe (CoE), based in Strasbourg (France), now covers virtually the entire European continent, with its 47 member countries. Founded on 5 May 1949 by 10 countries, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade between nations. The goal of the WTO is to improve the welfare of the people of the Member Countries by ensuring that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. The WTO currently consists of 161 Member Nations. As the WTO was born out of negotiations amongst the former GATT Contracting Parties, everything the WTO Members do are a result of negotiations. Therefore, the WTO, as an intergovernmental institution, is a place where Member governments seek to negotiate trade problems. The John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition, therefore, supports the WTO’s enforcement of the international trade rules via the Dispute Settlement Understanding system.
The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations, law firms and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers, and over 190 bar associations and law societies spanning 170 countries. Find out more
AIJA is the only global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsels aged 45 and under. Through a wide range of meetings, seminars, law courses and advocacy, AIJA promotes professional cooperation and friendship among young career-building legal professionals on an international stage. A busy calendar of top-quality events and a unique platform for exceptional business and personal networking are what make AIJA the association to be part of.
Interested in expanding your legal career options globally? If you are studying law you may be eligible to sit for a U.S. Bar Exam and become a U.S. attorney. BARBRI enables you to qualify as a US Attorney providing the only International Bar Review programme tailored to the needs of non-US law graduates and lawyers. You can study our innovative Home Study online course or in a classroom based in the UK, Ireland or Dubai.
MEININGER is a unique hospitality product that combines the comfort of an international budget hotel with extraordinary facilities such as guest kitchens and game zones. Always centrally located, reasonably priced and modern, 17 hotels in eleven European cities offer ideal accommodation for city breaks, business travel, school trips, group tours, round-the-world trips and family excursions.
The Postgraduate School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, is one of the leading law institutions in the UK for research and teaching and has a long tradition of attracting ELSA members, whom primarily join their extensive LLM programme and interdisciplinary taught Masters in Law, Economics and Finance. Apply for a £ 14,000 scholarship for their Dual LL.M. programme combining studies in Singapore and London!
IE Law School has over three decades of experience in offering LLM programs in partnership with IE Business School which combine legal and business administration course with a unique problem-solving approach. As partner of ELSA, IE Law School offers to ELSA members three scholarships of up to 30% of tuition fees for five different LL.M. programmes.
Católica Global School of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) in Lisbon is a global centre of teaching and research, bringing together top European and American faculty and a bright and diverse international group of students. As an ELSA member you can apply for a full scholarship for LL.M. Law in a European and Global Context and Advanced LL.M. in International Business Law.
Severnvale Academy is a private English language school situated in central England. It was established over 30 years ago and offers Legal English tuition for law students and practising lawyers. Exclusively for ELSA members, Severnvale Academy is offering a free Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES) examination entry when booking a Legal English Course at Severnvale.
POLITICO’s EU Studies Fair is the largest educational and networking event in Europe focused on graduate and postgraduate programs in EU studies, international relations, business, economics, public policy and law.
Since 1999, the EU Studies Fair has been a reference for over 50 world-class academic institutions – from Europe, United States, New-Zealand and Asia – to recruit top students from across the world for graduate and postgraduate programs. The EU Studies fair also features orientation seminars, university spotlights and contests.
This event is free of charge for visitors and is dedicated to help them find the academic program that suits their needs and interests.
Since 1996 when it was founded, the company has accumulated experience in all IT&C sub-domains, currently providing clients expertise for the most complex projects. Certifications and qualifications of our team members, along with a wide range of partners, enable us to provide high quality IT&C services to those who wish to outsource their entire IT department or just a part of it.
ALSA (Asian Law Students’ Association), a non-political association, is a newly rising student organization with great developmental potentiality, and its influence in Asian law students is ever growing. Now, ALSA is composed of 10 membership countries and regions, including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and so forth.
The Asociación Dominicana de Profesionales y Estudiantes del Derecho (ADED), is the national leading association of young lawyers and law students from the Dominican Republic. ADED is a non-profit, independent and international entity, pursuing professional excellence and genuine leadership for the advantage of our legal community. Our determination is established on an ethical framework, developing academic activities, internships and scientific programs with a resilient social responsibility.
Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 18 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients.
Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm has built a reputation for being an adviser for global business, with more than 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide. Sidley is committed to providing quality legal services wherever they are needed, including litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. The firm’s lawyers have diverse legal backgrounds and are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service. From our offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Sidley Austin LLP assists companies, governments and trade associations worldwide on transactional, regulatory, dispute settlement and policy matters. Success in today’s global marketplace requires an understanding of the rules that govern every aspect of the international economy — from capital movements to trade in goods and services, to intellectual property and product standards. Our team of seasoned negotiators, deal-makers, litigators and policy advisers draws on extensive private sector and government experience to help companies and governments shape these rules and resolve disputes arising under them. Because the United States and the European Union are the world’s most important actors in international trade, we have teams in Washington, D.C. and Brussels. Since the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the focal point for trade rules, we have an office at the WTO headquarters in Geneva dedicated to ensuring that our clients are represented in international negotiations and WTO disputes. Our Washington, Brussels and Geneva offices work closely with colleagues in our Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore offices to provide comprehensive and practical guidance to clients on international trade matters.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP is an international law firm widely recognized for vigorous advocacy in complex litigation and arbitration, successful representation of clients before governmental agencies, and creative and practical advice in guiding business transactions. The firm has more than 500 lawyers and other professionals in offices in Beijing, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Phoenix and Washington.
Supporting our clients around the globe White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world. As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients. In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions. We work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.
Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm advising clients across the Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm is known for its client-focused approach to providing creative solutions to complex problems on behalf of businesses, governments and individuals. Our presence in the world’s leading markets enables us to offer clients access to local market knowledge combined with global reach. Our International Trade lawyers and practice professionals offer strategic advice, advocacy and litigation services to governments, trade associations and leading multinational companies that are seeking to profit from the opportunities presented by a global economy while mitigating the risks inherent in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. Our World Trade Organization (WTO) team advises governments and corporate clients on the full range of WTO rules that regulate trade in goods, services, and intellectual property. We have hands-on and in-depth experience with WTO dispute settlement proceedings, multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations, WTO accession, strategic trade and customs advice, and market access strategies.
Hogan Lovells is a leading global law firm that is well-equipped to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether you’re expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, we can help. Operating in today’s global marketplace means addressing a full range of international trade and investment matters. Our top-tier international trade and investment practice has been lauded by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and by The Legal 500 for its breadth, depth, and real world approach to clients’ toughest challenges. Our practice includes navigating multilateral and regional trade agreements, advocating before the WTO, addressing export and import control restrictions, litigating trade remedies cases, managing customs and border security issues, and complying with anti-corruption laws. What sets us apart is our combination of in-depth industry understanding and our experience working with a wide range of government officials in the U.S., EU, and Asia.
Hogan Lovells is pleased to support the John H. Jackson Moot Court competition. We applaud the competitors and organizers for their passionate dedication to this important moot.