Competitions are an essential aspect of ELSA’s activities and fall under the Key Area Academic Activities. ELSA annually organises two international Moot Court Competitions, the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition (EHRMCC) and the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition. A Moot Court Competition consists of a simulated court proceeding in a certain area of law and aims at bridging the gap between theory and practice. It gives participants an opportunity to engage practically with a specific area of law, to formulate written arguments, and to present oral submissions in front of a qualified panel of judges.

ELSA Ireland’s competitions currently include client interview competitions, moot court competitions, and negotiation competitions.