ICJ Judge Programme
The judges will be responsible for the final judgement and have a vote in the choosing of the best lawyer. The judges will lead the court proceedings and will intervene when necessary. The examination of witnesses has a time limit and the judges are responsible that the lawyers respect this. Moreover, the judges must keep order in the Court room and therefore it it necessary to have a strong personality. In the first week, the judges will be educated in all the necessary applicable law, the rules of procedure and the case itself. Furthermore, the first week comprises of several workshops and court try-outs. Being educated by lawyers from the field, the participants will be fully prepared for the actual Moot Court. During the second week, the judges will hear the pleadings of the lawyers on three legal questions and will become experts about the rules of procedure. You will experience the true nature of judging and debating with your fellow judges in the Judges’ Chamber!
The ICJ-moot court Judge programme is open for Masters students in law only (LL.M JD or equivalent). Students in the last year of their Bachelor are eligible if they can proof by their study progression, that they will graduate this summer. Please look at the prerequisites page for more information.
The ICJ Moot Court is a simulation of an international court case. As such, the organization has opted for certain requirements concerning suitable attire. The dress code for Judges During the conference week is ‘business’ (a suit and tie for men and comparable clothing for women). Sneakers are not permitted.
There is no dress code during the lecture week.