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Telders Moot Court


Telders Moot Court

A Moot Court is a competition for legal educational purposes. The Ben Telders International Law Moot Court, named after the famous Dutch expert on International Law "Ben Telders", revolves around a ficti case in Public International Law. It is separated into a written memorials stage and an oral pleadings stage. During the written memorials stage, the students prepare a memorial on behalf of the applicant and the respondent, based on a fictitious case.

The oral pleadings stage consists of pleading the case in front of judges during simulated trial rounds against other teams from various universities. First the students need to pass the regional round in Germany, and afterwards, if the team wins the regional round, it will then compete in the semi-final/final rounds in The Hague, Netherlands against students from all over Europe. The final will be held in the Great Hall of Justice in the Peace Palace in The Hague. The preparation for the oral rounds includes video analysis and intensive lan-guage training. The students will thereby improve their language skills and improve their confidence in presenting. In order to achieve this purpose many pleadings will be held in front of professors, lawyers and practitioners.

During the complete competition the participating students will be coached by the Institute of Air and Space Law/ Chair for Public Interna-tional Law, European Law and International Economic Law.


How do you benefit from the Moot Court?

From the many benefits,here are just a few :


  • Fun!
  • Highlight in your Curriculum Vitae
  • Self-assurance and training for your oral examination
  • Contact with Professors, Judges and Lawyers
  • Intensive preparation for the oral rounds including language training and video-analysis
  • First experiences in the application of law in front of international observers


When does the Moot Court take place?

Beginning: October/ November 2021

Duration: approxemately one semester


Then send your application via email to the Institute of Air and Space Law ( including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of your Abitur-certificate and your transcript of records. In depth knowledge of international air law is not necessary.



Erfolg beim Telders International Law Moot Court

Wir freuen uns, dass sich unser Kölner Team auch in diesem Jahr wieder erfolgreich beim Telders International Law Moot Court präsentiert hat. Das Team konnte den dritten Platz auf Klägerseite belegen. Insgesamt hat das Team den 6. Platz erzielt.

Zu diesem Erfolg gratulieren wir den diesjährigen Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern Frau Annika Owczarek, Frau Luca Neeff, Herrn Marius Kampf und Herrn Julian Schophaus ganz herzlich!