Pax Moot : highlights of the 2022 international competition in Law

Université Paris Dauphine-PSL co-hosted the 2022 edition of the Pax Moot competition, which gathers teams from over 30 universities.

ThePAX Moot is an international moot court competition specialized in private international law, organized by the PAX Project and supported by the European Commission. The PAX Moot 2022 - Borrás Round took place in Paris on May 4, 5 and 6, 2022.

Organized by 7 European universities (University of Antwerp, Maastricht University, Sofia University, T.M.C. Asser Institute (The Hague), Universitat de Barcelona, Université Paris Dauphine - PSL and University of Ljubljana), the PAX Project is supported by the European Union's Justice Program (2014-2020).

Students coming from 30 universities all over the world competed in teams and pleaded in front of the jury at Sciences Po (May 4) and at Université Paris Dauphine - PSL (May 5). The two finalist teams faced each other on Friday, May 6 at the prestigious Commercial Court of Paris.

The arguments of this"Borrás Round" edition were about the case of a refusal of a real estate credit contract with an international bank (download the case). Some teams of students had to argue in favor of the Claimant, the others had to defend the Defendant.

Moot Court Session at Sciences Po (Law School) - 05/04/2022

Moot Court Session at Université Paris Dauphine - PSL - 05/05/2022

Moot Court Final Session at the Commercial Court of Paris - 05/06/2022

Congratulations to University of Ljubljana, big winner of this 2022 edition! They faced the students of the University of Ghent in the final at the Commercial Court.

Univerza v Ljubljani (University of Ljubjana), Winning Team 2022

Special mentions to the teams from University of Vienna and the Sacred Heart University of Milan, which won the title of Best Written Pleadings, and to the semi-finalistsUniversity of Bologna and the Singapore Management University.

PAX MOOT 2022 Winners

As every year, the jury is composed of professional judges, practicing lawyers and law professors. The jury of the PAX Moot Final was chaired by Judge Ilse Couwenberg, Counsellor at the Belgian Court of Cassation.

Université Paris Dauphine - PSL - 05/05/2022

Commercial Court of Paris - 05/06/2022

The Centre de Recherche Droit Dauphine (CR2D) is proud to have hosted and co-organized this 2022 edition in partnership with the Sciences Po Law School.

Following the success of this 2022 edition, the CR2D team hope to inspire other French higher education institutions to participate in the PAX Moot in order to represent the excellence of our universities in law in future editions. The 2023 Pax Moot competition will take place in the city of Antwerp.

About the PAX Moot Court competition

"The PAX Moot – Private International Law in Motion – attempts to achieve a twofold objective: raising awareness about EU private international law among the educational community and ensure training in EU private international law for the judiciary. One of its most remarkable components was the launch of a Moot Court Competition to increase students’ awareness of its reach and significance.

The PAX Moot Court Competition has been growing over the years, as the interest for the competition raised far beyond the European Union’s borders. The PAX community now includes a larger group of not only students but also legal professionals and academics from a wide array of universities."

About the Centre de Recherche Droit Dauphine (CR2D)

Created in 2012, the Dauphine Law Research Center CR2D centralizes all research in law - public and private - at Université Paris Dauphine - PSL. It currently has more than 30 teacher-researchers, all specialists in business law, public or private, domestic, European and international, who lead numerous law courses, from bachelor's degree to master's degree to doctorate. This team also welcomes doctoral students whose research falls within the Centre's themes.

Published on 11 May 2022