The Harvard Law WTO International Trade Moot Court Team participates in the annual ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, along with participants from law schools around the world. The competition is a simulation of a World Trade Organization panel dispute. The team prepares oral and written arguments on both complainant and respondent positions on a series of international trade issues. The competition consists of an American round in March, held this year in Washington, DC, and a final round in Geneva in May.

2014 will be the 12th edition of the WTO moot court competition. Last year, the team finished first in the regional round and made it to the quarter-finals of the world championships.¬†The team won best Respondent brief, and Al-Amyn Sumar won Best Oralist in the Preliminary Round, the Semi-final Round, and the Final Round. This year, the team will be coached by Colette van der Ven (’14) and Derrick Sutter (’14), both of whom competed in the competition last year.

The WTO moot team is currently recruiting four new members. Tryouts will be held on September 26 and 27.

For more information about the competition, visit http://www.elsamootcourt.org/