Young Lawyers Contest – Aim of the contest

The contest will bring together young and newly-qualified lawyers to spotlight the importance of European law for their future legal practice.

In teams composed of contestants from different European countries, they will be challenged to apply their knowledge of European law in practical role-play scenarios. Under the watchful eye of a jury of leading European law practitioners, they will learn to work with peers from other legal cultures to build strong cases in areas as diverse as business law, criminal justice and human rights.

The contestants will be judged both on their knowledge of European law and on their advocacy skills in drafting written arguments, conducting negotiations and pleading before a judge. The contest is an opportunity for national and regional Bars to encourage their young lawyers to get excited about European law and to learn how to use it to improve their day-to-day practice.

The Project Leaders are the Academy of European Law (ERA) and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

In order to ask any question on the registration procedure or in order to register to the contest: Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe:
Rue Joseph II, 40/8- B- 1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 234 65 10
E-Mail :

For any other information on the organisation of the contest, please contact:
Academy of European Law
Head of Section
Academy of European Law
D-54295 Trier
Tel: 0049 651 9 37 37 201

Take part in the contest

Candidates should contact their respective participating bars (members of CCBE) or the CCBE before the 12 of April 2018 for registration.