Young Lawyers Contest – Aim of the contest

The main aim of the competition is to bring together future lawyers from different European countries at a time when they are undergoing entry level training to enable them to share common values and to exchange new experiences/discuss new perspectives in areas of common interest.

The Project beneficiaries are trainee and newly qualified lawyers from all Bars belonging to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe.

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

The Project aims to:

  • Promote a forum of discussion on European and International Law subjects.
  • Promote exchanges of experiences between the participants.
  • Obtain and spread interesting and useful theses on the chosen subject
  • Encourage the development of the critical thinking and communication skill
  • Promote and foster relationships among participants from across the European Bars represented in the competition


Press release

The contest was held on 6-7 September. The format of the trial run was two half days with three rounds – three parallel quarter finals, semi-finals and a final round with the two best remaining teams. [Read more]

For any other information on the organisation of the contest, please contact:

Florence Hartmann
Head of Section
Academy of European Law
D-54295 Trier
Tel: 0049 651 9 37 37 201

Nicole Peeters
Assistant European Business Law
Academy of European Law
D-54295 Trier
0049 651 93737 222