International Roman Law Moot Court Competition

The Competition takes place annually (in May) and is a collaboration between the Department of History, Philosophy and Sociology of Law of the Law School of AUTH and the Department of History and Methodology of Law of the Law School of UoA, with the prospect of participation of the Law School of DUTH.

The problem for the Moot is set during the reign of the Emperor Justinian the Great (AD 527–565), so that the participants have to use the Justinian’s Code (the Digest,  the Code, the Institutes, the Novels). The competition is judged by three law professors (specialized in the sector of History of Law). The Moot comprises two group stages, in which the team of each University moots twice, alternately on behalf of the claimant and the defendant.  Each University is represented by a group of four students, who assist the final “parties” in the preparation of the trial. The winning team is awarded the First Prize. To the best speaker of each team goes the Best Oralist Award.

For the preparation of each team, a series of two-hour regular meetings takes place once a week.

Only students who have successfully attended the courses of History of Greek and Roman Law and Proposals of Roman Law can participate in the Competition. The selection is made after the evaluation of the applications by the Team Coordinators (Assistant Professor Daphne Papadatou, laurel@law.auth.gr - Assistant Professor Constantinos Vlahos, konvlachos@law.auth.gr).