Central and Eastern EUROPE Moot Competition
The Central and Eastern Europe Moot Competition (CEEMC) was founded in 1995 by the British Law Centre. It simulates a preliminary reference from a fictional EU Member State to the European Court of Justice.
organisers, sponsors & supporters
The British Law Centre (“BLC”) has organised the CEEMC since it first began in 1995.
Aside from visiting Cambridge University and London, the CEEMC winners receive free-of-charge places on the BLC’s 1-year Diploma in English Law & Legal Skills (“DELLS”).
The BLC also offers a further 1-year Commercial Law Diploma to those who successfully complete the DELLS course.
We are very pleased that Lakatos, Köves and Partners Law Firm has agreed to be a sponsor of the CEEMC 2022.
The firm is a leading, full-service Budapest law firm with 9 partners and more than 50 lawyers. It is at the top of the international directory ranking tables and has won several international and domestic awards.
The BLC and CEEMC enjoy strong links with the Faculty of Law of Cambridge University.
Each year the CEEMC winners prize includes a visit to the Law Faculty and a visit to the Courts of Justice in London.
Faculty Members regularly join the CEEMC”s Judicial Panel and manage the British Law Centre.
The CEEMC regularly collaborates with members of the EU’s various institutions.
The CEEMC Judicial Panel regularly includes current members of the CJEU and EU General Court, plus the EFTA Surveillance Authority.
The CEEMC’s Best Speaker is offered an internship at the CJEU
The CEEMC has always had a strong link with the Centre for European Legal Studies (“CELS”) of the Law Faculty, University of Cambridge.
A number of former CELS Directors have provided significant support to the CEEMC, including: Prof W. R. Cornish, Prof. Catherine Barnard, Dr Nathalie Prouvez and Dr Angela Ward, plus the Faculty’s former chairman (Dean) Prof. Richard Fentiman
Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of Court, which play a central role in educating and training barristers.
Inner Temple is a long-term supporter and sponsor of the CEEMC.
The CEEMC’s winners visit the Inner Temple during their visit to the UK.
Senior members of the Inner Temple regularly sit on the CEEMC Judicial Panel.
Sponsors and Supporters
Mooting requires the discipline of advance preparation, sifting through and selecting the most appropriate materials, then producing written pleadings. Oral pleadings require the skill to present arguments and respond to judicial questioning, using available materials to support an argument or attack an opponent’s arguments. This all needs to be done within an allotted time period. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely worth it!