Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Law Faculty of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin!

Humboldt-University's team wins second place
at the 2023 Philip C. Jessup
International Law Moot Court Competition

Jessup Moot Court Team 2023

This year's team consisted of Clara Schweinbach, Elisa Arslan, Judith Scherer and Mia Hanebeck and was supervised by Nitya Grosser, Anton Kamke, Simon Ruhland and Jasper Kamradt. After months of hard work and the submission of briefs in mid-January, the students were able to assert themselves in oral negotiations against teams from all over Germany from March 1st to 4th. This year's Moot Court was organized by the Hertie School of Governance Berlin. After winning matches in the preliminary rounds, in the quarterfinals and in the semifinals, the team met Bucerius Law School in the finals in the Kammergericht Berlin and had to admit defeat.

IThis year's case dealt with peace treaties, martial law and sanctions law and international environmental law.

Judith Scherer was named “Best Oralist” in the competition and, together with Elisa Arslan, won the prize for “Best Overall Performance Respondent”.

The team is now looking forward to participating in the international rounds in Washington DC alongside the Bucerius Law School and the University of Heidelberg.



Humboldt-University's team
starts successfully
into the Willem C. Vis
International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2023


The Vis Moot Court Team of the Faculty of Law has successfully started the pleading phase. After submitting the briefs, Simon Ferel, Thomas Hamelin, Elisa Henke, Charlene Lorenz, Clemens Wendt and Liese-Lotte Wieprecht were able to win the Premoot in Aarhus (Denmark) as well as the Premoots in Riga (Latvia) and Dublin (Ireland).

After this winning streak, which is unique in the history of the Vis Moot, the next stage is the actual competitions in Hong Kong and Vienna. The faculty is keeping its fingers crossed for the team and wishes them every success.

Vis Moot Team 2023



Humboldt University Law School condemns Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine and is deeply concerned for the country's inhabitants. Our thoughts are with our colleagues, fellow students and their families.

Dean and Faculty