The Institute of European and Comparative Law organises the French Law Moot which is held each year, in March, in the Law Faculty. The Moot brings together law students from outside of France who argue, in French, over a problem of French law. It is geared mostly, albeit not exclusively, at students for whom French is a second language and French law a second legal system. This makes the Moot a one of its kind event.

Since its inception in 2008 as a competition open only to Oxford students, the Oxford French Law Moot (Concours de plaidoiries en droit français) has grown to become a national, European and then worldwide event, which is made possible through the financial support of Gide Loyrette Nouel, the only international law firm with roots in France. It is also supported by the Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française and the Société de Législation Comparée. Each year, the final of the event is judged by a panel consisting of a partner of Gide, a law professor from France and a judge from the Court of Cassation, France’s supreme court in civil and criminal matters.

The moot is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
 
If you are interested in applying for the Moot, please contact Dr Genevieve Helleringer.
 

 


 
The winners and runners-up of the 2018 Moot with M. Philippe Dupichot.
 
 
The 2018 Edition of the Moot was held on 12 March. Twelve teams representing the Universities of Birmingham, Cologne, Cologne/Madrid, Essex, Florence, Galatasaray, King's College London, Oxford (2 teams), Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and University College London debated the Problem which had been set by M. Jean-Guy Huglo and M. Philippe Flores of the Cour de cassation.
 
The final of the Moot was won by Gabriel Bulteel and Serge Ilioukhine representing King's College London. The team was mentored by Dr Eva Steiner. The runners-up were Suraj Saggar and Hosanna Makanda representing the University of Birmingham and mentored by Dr Catherine Vincent.
 
Congratulations to the winners, runners-up and all the teams who took part.
 
A report of the day will follow shortly.
 
 

 

CURRENT AND FORMER WINNERS

2018King's College London 
2017University of FlorencePhotos and Report
2015University of ColognePhotos and Report
2014University of CambridgePhotos
2013University College LondonPhotos
2012King's College LondonPhotos and Report 
2011University of OxfordPhotos and Report 
2010University College LondonPhotos and Report 
2009internalPhotos and Report
2008internalPhotos and Report 

 

 


 

Supported by

  • Gide Loyrette Nouel