The seventh edition of NautaDutilh's Interuniversity Moot Court Competition took place on 8 May 2015 at the Brussels Palace of Justice.
The purpose of the competition is to introduce law students at an early stage to the skills necessary for the practice of law (including legal analysis, pleading, rhetorical competence and the ability to anticipate unexpected questions).
No less than 20 students from the 3rd Bachelor to the 2nd Master from the University of Leuven (KUL), Antwerp (UAntwerp), Ghent (UGent), Hasselt (UHasselt) and Brussels (VUB) were selected from a substantial group of students and competed for the first place. They went up against each other before a jury of academics, magistrates and legal practitioners.
The six best candidates went through to the final round in which they held a final short and powerful plea. Eva Van der Meulen of UGent was crowned the winner and secured a summer internship at NautaDutilh, among other prizes. Elisa Fiata (UHasselt) obtained second place and Karolien Debroux (UHasselt) came third. The other finalists included Koen Bauwens (VUB), Sarah Deneyer (VUB) and Alexandra Gjurova (VUB).