Publish Date: 25.05.2015

Category: News from the University

After last year’s team victory, the team from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana this year once again won the regional competition on knowledge of European Union law at the Central and East European Moot Court (CEEMC), which took place between 1 and 4 May 2015 in Tbilisi in Georgia. Under the mentorship of doc. dr. Ana Vlahek and coaching from former competitors from competitions about knowledge of EU law Kaja Batagelj, Ana Hergouth, Daniela Mozetič, Petra Zvržina and Sandra Koren, the team was composed of Irma Abdić, Maks Mencin, Luka Milanović and Zoran Škrbin. 

This year’s CEEMC, which is a simulation of the procedure of advanced decision making at the Court of Justice of the EC, debated some of the most current topics of EU legislation, namely: the conditions for keeping a state’s stipend with employment in the relevant Member State after completing studies; the right of the citizens of the Member States to reside in another Member State; the definition of the terms “worker” in EU legislation; the right of citizens from third countries to work and reside in Member States; the interpretation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; the compliance of the limitation of voting rights in a Member State with EU legislation and others. 

The team from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana studied, from January to the end of March, the proposed case with seven advance questions and prepared 14 page long memorandums in English for the plaintiff and the defendant and then practiced their oral presentation until their trip to Georgia. In Tbilisi, it first competed against teams from Kiev and Riga, in the semi-finals teams from Brno and Timisoara and then beat the team from Sophia in the finals. 

With this year’s victory, our faculty is continuing its series of successes at CEEMC and other international student competitions.