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Course content

This elective course entails participation in an approved moot court competition. To have the course approved, you must yourself register for a moot court competition. Then your participation can be approved as a passed elective course (with course code JUS5040). Note that you must also register for the course by the ordinary registration deadlines on StudentWeb.

The various moot court competitions have different programmes for teaching and guidance. In some cases, it is the faculty's lecturers that offer a teaching programme.
As an alternative, you can participate in the teaching programme for JUS5912 – Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy in International Law (autumn semester).
Participation in the competitions may entail both the preparation of written submissions (pleadings) and oral submissions, and it will thus give you insight into the traditional role of a lawyer.

See the list of approved moot court competitions

For Norwegian or Nordic moot Courts please see the page for JUS5041 Prosedyrekonkurranser

If you participate in a competition that is not included in the list of approved competitions, you may contact the faculty to see whether this could also be suitable for approval. Contact the Information Centre.  

Learning outcome

The elective course shall give the students insight into and training in the classic craft of lawyers, such as the preparation of pleadings and conducting oral submissions in connection with a main hearing, through practical-oriented tasks.

After completion of the course, the students should have gained greater insight into the role of lawyers in a classic dispute resolution situations.


You may register for this course if you have admission to Rettsvitenskap (jus) (master - 5 år) ore the Master programme in Public International Law

All students are required meet the formal prerequistites.

When your admission is in order you must register for courses in StudentWeb


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Students must fill one of these requirements:

  • Passed 1st - 3rd year of the 5-years degree Master of Laws (Master i rettsvitenskap at UiO) (or exams that qualify for exemption for these) or
  • Hold a 5-years Master’s degree in Laws (Master i rettsvitenskap at UiO) or equivalent.

Exemptions from the formal prerequisites will be given to students with admission to the faculty's own exchange or master’s degree programmes. This rule does not apply to students with admission to other master’s degree programmes at the University of Oslo, unless otherwise agreed.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with JUS5041 – Prosedyrekonkurranser


See the introduction. As an alternative, you can participate in the teaching programme for the course JUS5912 – Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy in International Law in the autumn semester.


Most of the moot court competitions are conducted in English, some also in Norwegian or a Nordic language.

The course will be listed as JUS5040 Moot Court on grade transcripts and certificates. Documentation of what competition you have participated in is your responsibility.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Spring and autumn

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