The International Roman Law Moot Court Competition brings together students and academics from different European jurisdictions to promote the study of Roman law and the common legal inheritance of Europe.
In teams of four, undergraduate students from eight leading universities – the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, the Université de Liège, the Universität Trier and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – conduct research and present legal argument on a problem involving complex issues of Roman private law, normally set during the reign of the Emperor Justinian I. The Moot offers a unique opportunity to debate fundamental concepts of Roman delict, contract and property law, as developed by the Roman jurists and applied by modern courts.
The first five instalments of the Moot were organised under the auspices of the Institute Mohamed Ali for the Research of the Eastern Tradition (IMARET), a non-governmental organisation based in Kavala, Greece, devoted to promoting the common heritage of Mediterranean countries. Under the auspices of the IMARET, the Moot was privileged to stage the Small and Grand Finals in the Justinianic Roman Forum at the archaeological site of Philippi.
The Sixth IRLM (2013) and the Seventh IRLM (2014) were held in Oxford, at venues in the St Cross Building, All Souls College, Magdalen College and Christ Church. The Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II hosted the Eighth IRLM (2015) in Vico Equense, Pompeii and Naples. The Universität Wien hosted the Ninth IRLM (2016) at the Juridicum and the Österreichischer Verfassungsgerichtshof. The Fourteenth IRLM (2021) was hosted online by the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.
For further details, contact Professor Wolfgang Ernst (Oxford), Professor Joe Sampson (Oxford), or Dr Benjamin Spagnolo (Cambridge). Further information can also be found at: https://www.irlm.law.cam.ac.uk/.
Fourteenth IRLM (2021) - University of Oxford
Thirteenth IRLM (2020) – University of Cambridge
Twelfth IRLM (2019) – Université de Liège
Eleventh IRLM (2018) – University of Oxford
Tenth IRLM (2017) – Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Ninth IRLM (2016) – Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Eighth IRLM (2015) – Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Seventh IRLM (2014) – Universität Wien
Sixth IRLM (2013) – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Fifth IRLM (2012) – Universität Trier
Fourth IRLM (2011) – University of Cambridge
Third IRLM (2010) – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Second IRLM (2009) – Universität Trier
First IRLM (2008) – University of Oxford