Moot Court

Moot Court Criminal Law 2023

The nationwide Moot Court in Criminal Law is a trial simulation in the field of criminal law in which the participants work on a hypothetical court case before a german criminal court and the teams of different universities compete against each other. The teams each consist of four students, two of whom take the role of the public prosecutor and two of whom take the position of the defence. Participation also counts as a key qualification according to § 9 II No. 4 JAPrO.


Over a period of about three months, the participants are to work independently on a fictitious, but as realistic as possible, case and present it to experienced practitioners at the final competition event. In the past, the cases dealt with problems of commercial and sexual criminal law, the law of digitalisation, environmental and medical criminal law. This year's case will be distributed on 01.03.2023. The aim of the event is to develop one's own plea, either from the perspective of the prosecution or the defence. To this end, the participants will receive rhetorical training and practice before the competition under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Liane Wörner, LL.M (UW-Madison) and StA Simon Pschorr, deputy practitioner in criminal law. In several preparatory events, the participants will have the opportunity to present their plea in front of an audience and to constantly improve and refine their own presentation and personal appearance under professional guidance.

On 9 June 2023, the nationwide Moot Court will take place at the University of Cologne. The team will travel to Cologne together and present in front of a top-class