Frequently Asked Questions

Can a student who has previously participated in a Regional Round of the EMC2 become a Coach for the next edition of the EMC2?

A student who has previously participated in the EMC2 can become a Coach.

How many fees does a team have to pay?

There are two fees that need to be paid for the competition. The first fee is the Team Registration Fee. It is EUR 250 and it needs to be directly transferred to ELSA International. The second fee is the Participation Fee. The price will be set by the Regional Round Organizers as soon as they finish their final budget plan. That price includes all meals, accommodation and social program. If the team qualifies to the Final Oral Round, there is also the Participation Fee, which does not include accommodation and all meals.

Would master's students (without a law license) be ineligible to participate in this Competition, because they work in a legal office?

Students which work in a legal office of a government or a private company are not eligible to participate in the EMC2 unless they are employed during the holiday periods and the respective internship doesn’t exceeds the duration of three (3) months.

Clause 1.5 of Team Composition states that the teams are supposed to be formed of ``2 to 4 law students.`` Does this mean that the team members have to be from a law department or pursuing a degree in law?

Student participating in the EMC2 have to pursue a law degree.

What exactly does it mean that the AsiaPacific Regional Round is going to be ``divided into South and East Asia``? Does it mean that there is going to be two small rounds in Asia?

This year's Asia-Pacific Regional Round is indeed going to be divided into South and East Asia. Both East and South Asian Rounds will take place during the same time at the same place. During the Preliminary Rounds the teams compete normally, without any division. After the Preliminary Rounds we will have double the number of Semi-Finals; one Semi-Final for countries that are considered North Asia, and one Semi-Final for countries which are considered South Asia. In each of the Semi-Finals we will have four teams (4 teams Semi-Finalists from East Asia and 4 teams Semi-Finalists from South Asia). This way we are going to select two teams from East and two teams from South Asia which are going to compete in two separate Grand Finals. Therefore, we will have a winning team from East Asia as well as a winning team from South Asia.

Is it possible for a team to send in the Clarification Questions first, and register afterwards?

Teams that are not registered are not allowed to submit their Clarification Questions. Only registered teams may do this.

According to the rules of the competition, all team members must be from the same university. In case two universities are not able to gather a team, is it possible to give distention from this rule so that two universities have one team?

Since this matter is resolved on a casetocase basis, all teams that need this exception should contact ELSA International under mootcourts@elsa.org.

Is it possible to request a spot in a specific European Regional Round?

We are unfortunately not able to grant a specific requests regarding the division. We can not promise a specific spot to any team at any European Round, regardless of the circumstances. This because the allocation of the teams happens by lottery and therefore is not influenceable.