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About the Competition

Welcome to the Mitchell L. McLean Trial Competition, the premier event that bridges the gap between European and American legal systems! As the only US Law moot in Spain, this competition, organized by the European Law Students Association (ELSA) at IE University, aims to provide European law students with a profound exposure to the intricacies of American law.
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This competition is dedicated to the late

Judge Mitchell L. McLean

LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

We've proudly partnered with Perez-Llorca to host our competition.

"This is a great example of your passion, your commitment, and your desire to be better and get engaged with your education."

Eugenia Castrillón Martínez-Bordíu, Vice Dean of IE Law School

Watch the Autumn 2023 Championship

Round

FALL 2023 CHAMPIONSHIP

On November 13, 2023, the Autumn 2023 International Championship. This prestigious competition was hosted at the International Headquarters of Perez Llorca, located in the vibrant city of Madrid, Spain. Teams from various corners of the world converged to demonstrate their legal acumen and prowess.

The highlight of the event was the remarkable performance of the respondent's team, meticulously led by the astute Ana Di Filippo, whose strategic thinking and compelling advocacy skills were evident throughout the competition. Under her leadership, the team navigated through complex legal scenarios and challenging oppositions, ultimately securing the coveted first-place title. This victory not only showcased their legal expertise but also their teamwork and dedication.

In addition to the team's success, individual accolades were also awarded. Adriana Martinez, a third-year LLB student, made a lasting impression with her exceptional skills as an attorney. 

 

The event was not just a competition but a gathering of some of the brightest legal minds from various institutions, offering a platform for learning, networking, and showcasing talent. 

Read the full article by clicking here.

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For Current Participants

Click below to access past materials, rulebooks, or current necessary case materials and other competition resources.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

CONTACT COMPETITION ADMINISTRATION

Jason El Helou

Competitions Director

competitions.ieuniversity@es.elsa.org

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

OPEN INTERNATIONALLY

39.00 EUR PER PARTICIPANT

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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About Judge McLean

Judge Mitchell L. McLean was a distinguished member of the legal community, known for his unwavering dedication to justice and public service. He served as the Chief District Court Judge for the 23rd Judicial District of North Carolina, presiding over various criminal and civil cases. On July 3, 2013, tragedy struck when Judge McLean lost his life while attempting to rescue Mary Anne Galway and her husband Edward from a rip tide at Sunset Beach. Despite the risks, Judge McLean selflessly put himself in harm's way to help others in need, a testament to his character and dedication to serving his community.

Judge McLean's legacy continues to impact the legal community, inspiring young people to pursue careers in law and public service, including Dane Chilton, the current president of ELSA IE University, who credits Judge McLean with inspiring his passion for law at a young age. 

Through his life and selfless sacrifice, he showed the importance of serving others and upholding justice. The Judge Mitchell L. Mclean Memorial Trial Competition is a testament to his legacy, providing a platform to educate and inspire the next generation of legal professionals in his memory.

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