Registration for the 17th edition will officially open on 15 September 2018!
2018/09/15 14:00:00

The case will be published along with the launch of the registration period.

Who are the participants?

Teams participating in the competition shall consist of 2 to 4 law students, who are enrolled at a university or law faculty accredited under national law to grant a degree that permits its graduates to enter any legal profession. Every team is allowed to register up to 2 coaches. We accept one team per university.

Who is in charge of the academic quality?

Academic Board

ELSA is pleased to present the following distinguished WTO law academics as members of the 16th edition of the Academic Board.

Mr. Carlo Gamberale

Ms. Daniela Gomez Altamirano

Mr. Dylan Geraets

Dr. Federico Ortino

Dr. Gabrielle Marceau

Dr. Gracia Marin-Duran

Prof. Henry Gao

Ms. Jan-Yves Remy

Mr. Kaarlo Castren

Dr. Lorand Bartels

Ms. Maria Alcover

Mr. Markus Wagner

Dr. Oluwatobiloba Moody

Prof. Padideh Ala’i

Mr. Santiago Wills

Dr. Theresa Carpenter

Prof. Tomer Broude

Mr. Vitaliy Pogoretskyy


The Panel consists of world trade law experts willing to be active at the hearings. They are appointed by ELSA with the supervision of the Academic Board of the competition.

How much does the participation cost?

There are 2 different fees, a registration fee and a participation fee. In addition to that, teams have to bear the costs for the bank transfers.

  • Registration fee

    All teams have to pay a registration fee of 250 Euro to ELSA. All the teams will receive from ELSA a team confirmation email and an invoice after the registration deadline.

  • Participation fee for Regional Rounds

    This is a separate fee, which is issued by the respective Regional Round Organizer after the registration deadline. The Regional Round participation fee covers accommodation and food provided for the participants during the round.

  • Participation fee for Final Oral Round

    The teams who advance to the Final Oral Round in Geneva will also have to pay a participation fee for Final Oral Round. The fee is 700 Euro for the whole team. In addition to that, each coach has to pay 150 Euro. Please keep in mind that the fees for the Final Oral Round might be lowered later on. Such a change will be announced here.

Competition materials.