Private international law, or conflict of laws, is the set of legal principles, devices, modes of reasoning and rules that leads to the application of different national laws in international cases and allocates jurisdiction. This field of law has increasing come to the foreground of significant multinational legal disputes, where sometimes the entire case hinges on jurisdiction or applicability of certain national regulations. It now plays an important role in the area of environmental regulations, labor protections, and much more.
PAX Moot is a specialized moot court competition focused on private international law issues. We foster a competition in which participants will be able to learn and apply first hand the complexities and nuances of this area of law. Instead of pleading primarily on the merits of the case, PAX Moot participants will be given a case geared towards jurisdictional and choice of law disputes. Instead of trying to win the whole case, clear goals will be given to each side as to which preliminary ruling they will be striving to achieve.
We thank the following institutions for their support and willingness to open the competition to their students: Sorbonne University Paris I, London School of Economics, HEC, Heidelberg University, Luxembourg University, Cambridge University, University College London (UCL), King’s College London, University of Antwerp, Erasmus University, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Sciences Po Law School, University of Heidelberg, University of Milan. Participation is also open to US exchange students from Harvard, Columbia, Duke, Northwestern, Northeastern, Duke and Penn law schools.
This year, we are proud to host the 7th edition of PAX Moot Competition: Jenard Round in cooperation with our partners in the JUDGTRUST project, funded by the European Commission. This project is coordinated by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, research institute for International Law, European Law, and Private International Law. and European law. Asser Institute carries out research in private and public international law, European law, international commercial arbitration and all other related fields, such as international sports law and international humanitarian and criminal law.
Registration is set to be open from November 15th 2018, to March 31st 2019. We look forward to welcoming you this coming semester!
PAX Moot Team