Call for Case Authors


ELSA International invites proposals from prospective case authors to write the Moot Court Case for the 20th edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition, formerly known as the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, for the term 2021-2022.

Interested candidates should submit their proposals, together with a CV, to, copying and, by 15 March 2021. The case author would be notified as soon as possible and begin work with the Academic Board to develop the case. Please note that a complete draft of the case is expected by the first week of July, to allow for sufficient time for its review by the Academic Board.

Case proposals will be evaluated by an Academic Board composed of WTO law academics, practitioners, and staff of the WTO Secretariat. After acceptance of the case proposal by the Academic Board, the case author will work with the Academic Board to refine the issues presented in the proposal before the launch of the Competition with the publication of the case on 15 September 2021. In addition to the initial moot case, the case author will also prepare written clarifications addressing questions raised by students on the case (due in November 2021) as well as a bench memorandum and score sheet for panelists to use in judging the written submissions and competition (due in December 2021).

Further information is available below: