Swiss Moot Court

Purpose and Target Group

The Swiss Moot Court is a competition for students enrolled at a Swiss Law Faculty who do not yet hold a Master's degree. It offers the opportunity to practically apply knowledge and skills that have been acquired in class and to deepen your understanding of an issue regarding Swiss legislation. The competition is also an opportunity to network with people in this field by establishing new contacts with law experts and lawyers.


Students of various Swiss Law Faculties compete in a fictitious trial. In the written round, the teams (consisting of 2-4 students) draft an appeal as well as a response to the appeal based on a specific case. The 12 best teams qualify for the oral round at the Federal Surpreme Court in Lucerne, where they have the chance to practice their pleading skills in front of a jury. The jury consists of federal judges, lawyers and law professors, who assess the validity of the speakers' arguments, their persuasiveness and their rhetoric. The two best teams compete against each other in the finale.

More information

The competition will be held in German (and French).

Swiss Moot Court Website (in German or French)