WTO/FTA Law Moot Court Competition

2015 WTO Team 03

WTO/FTA Law Moot Court Competition : Since 2010, WTO/FTA Law Moot Court Competition is an Annual Tournament sponsered by the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Energy, and Trade (산업통상자원부) and Korean Society of International Economic Law ((사)한국국제경제법학회). World-widely renkown Guests such as Peter Van den Bossche (WTO Appellate Body Member), Valerie Hughes (WTO Secretariat Director of Legal Affairs), Werner Zdouc (Director of WTOAppellate Body), and Mitsuo Matsushita (WTO Appellate Body Member) have presided as Panelists and continue to do so.

Official Webpage (de-commissioned)

Newly furnished as the SNU-WTO Moot Court Competition (2017 The Asian WTO Moot Court and Trade Forum) in 2017, identical rules and format have been employed.

SNU Asian Pacific Law Center

Assessment by Yonsei ULS

Preperation Period : ★★★★★

  • 6 Months minimum (excluding Tournament)

Tournament Period : ★★☆☆☆

  • Application begins in July and Oral Presentations take place in August
  • Memorandums are due late July

Reputation/Honour : ★★★☆☆

  • Recognition by the Korean Government
  • Opportunities for entering International Tournament w appreciation
  • Opportunity to meet and demonstrate one’s skills in front of internationally reknowned Professors and Experts in the field despite the fact that it is a domestic tournament

Tournament Quality : ★★★★★

  • Administration has demonstrated great dedication and enthusiasm, successfully inviting the most well re-knowned Professors on WTO FTA law year after year
  • English proficiency as well as expertise of the Court is guaranteed

Records of YULS

  • 2012年 Octo-finalists (16강)
  • 2013年 Preliminary Rounds (예선)
  • 2015年 Quarter-finalists (8강)
  • 2018年 (not held)
  • 2019年

Overall Assessment and Commentary : ★★★★☆

  • the first hands-on experience of legal research, writing memos and memorandums, oral presentation of legal arguments in front of Professors and colleagues in a competitive environment more than compensates for the dedication and diligence required in the preparation stages
  • competing head on head with law school students as well as experts in the field of Economic Law gives an accurate assessment of our members’ prospects and promise as a future law school student in the field of WTO/FTA
  • fierce competition is expected and long preparation period is demanded
  • [Click Here for Detailed Reviews and Real Accounts of Members]

Recommended Courses @ Yonsei University

  • Economic Law, Prof. Park Duk Young
  • WTO/FTA Law, Prof. Kim Jong Bum
  • FTA Law, Prof. Lee Hwajin

Syllabus and  Schedule for YULS varsity Team : [ Click ]

  • WTO/FTA Reference
  • Problems and Answer Keys
    • 2010年 Blutica v. Econia on Measures Affecting Imports of Passenger Car
    • 2011年 Narnia v. Romantia on Measures Affecting Certain Helicultural Products
    • 2012年 Esporia v. Invistany on Anti-Dumping Investigations against Passenger Vehicles from Esporia
    • 2013年 Lietnam v. Sorea on Measures concerning Ready-Made Meals
    • 2014年
    • 2015年

Please contact us via yonsei.uls@gmail.com for any and all inquiries


 [ Back to Competitions ]




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s