Baker McKenzie and Leiden Law School in the Netherlands joined forces again to co-present the Children’s Rights Moot Court Competition.

The case: children's rights and global warming

In June 2023, the world’s only biannual multi-day international competition for law students virtual competition brought together student teams from all over the world to compete on real, topical and complex children's rights matters. This 2023 edition's case was about safeguarding children's rights amidst global warming.

The challenge

The participating student-teams pleaded a fictitious case which involves a dispute between a state and a child/group of children. It is up to the teams to defend the two parties to the best of their abilities. The memorials for the CRM were judged by an International Panel of Evaluation.

The up-and-coming lawyers were coached by Baker McKenzie's team of international lawyers who evaluated the students’ written memorials and judged the oral rounds. Each team was offered the opportunity to attend a master class on writing and pleading skills, enhancing students' capacities and chances to perform during the competition.

Read our press release sharing the results here.

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