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The Central and East European 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 Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”).

Teams of law students from countries across the CEE region compete before a CEEMC Judicial Panel comprising judges and experts from: the EU’s courts and institutions; other international and national courts and institutions  (inc. the EFTA Surveillance Authority), renowned academics and expert legal practitioners.

The CEEMC’s Presidents have always had a strong connections to the CJEU. They have included:

Since the CEEMC began, teams have participated from: Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.


All CEEMC mooters gains valuable experience, both professional and personal. Some of the best performers also receive special prizes, as follows:
  • The winning team is invited as our guests to visit London (Supreme Court, Inner Temple) and Cambridge University (Faculty of Law);
  • The winning team’s members are also invited to participate free-of-charge in the British Law Centre’s 1-year Diploma in English Law & Legal Skills (“DELLS”);
  • The CEEMC Best Speaker receives an internship (stage) to the CJEU;
  • The team which writes the Best Written Pleadings receives a book prize sponsored by Clifford Chance;
  • Noted speakers receive book prizes.