Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is preparing for the selection of students to represent the university at the 2023 edition of PAX Moot.
The team will be led by Prof. Pietro Franzina, with the collaboration of Dr. Caterina Benini and Dr. Giorgio Ghapios.
PAX Moot is an international competition on international law, which involves the simulation of a trial. Over the five months of the competition, students on the programme are called upon to take an active part in regular preparatory meetings, contributing to the work of the team.
PAX Moot provides students with the opportunity to deal with an example of a real case that raises well-structured legal issues via discussion within the team and with teams from universities from other countries. The experience also allows you to improve your skills in legal analysis and argument, as well as to improve your command of English, both written and oral.
Students taking part in PAX Moot are awarded 2 credit points.
How the competition unfolds
PAX Moot begins with the publication of a case in November, and is divided into two phases, one written and one oral. The first phase involves the study of the case and the legal research leading up to writing a deposition. The team will draw up memoranda for both parties in the case, one for the claimant (the plaintiff) and one for the Respondent (the defendant), to be submitted by mid-March (approximately).
Once the written part has been completed, the oral part will be undertaken: oral debate will be held either in person at a place to be decided or virtually.