Wierzbowski Eversheds and ELSA Poland announce 2014 Law Games competition

Students and recent graduates of Polish law faculties have until 6 April 2014 to register and submit their work in the first stage of this year’s Law Games, a competition organised by Wierzbowski Eversheds and the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) Poland.

The five winners of the competition who will receive prizes in the form of a one-month paid internship at the law firm will be selected at the finals in Warsaw on 7–8 May 2014.

The Law Games competition is designed for law students in their third to fifth year and recent law graduates.

In the first stage, the contestants’ task will be to solve one of two case studies — involving civil law or copyright law — in which they will play the role of either the plaintiff or the defendant. The roles will be assigned automatically at the time of registration. The deadline for submitting solutions is 6 April 2014.

The authors of the best works submitted in the preliminary phase will be invited to take part in the finals, which will be held in Warsaw on 7–8 May 2014. There the contestants will be divided into four-person teams to tackle the task of drafting a joint ruling in the case assigned in the elimination round and to develop four arguments supporting the given position.

Then, during a four-minute oral argument, each of the contestants will present one of the selected positions to the panel of judges.

At stake in the competition are five month-long paid internships at the law firm of Wierzbowski Eversheds, as well as books sponsored by the Wolters Kluwer publishing house. All of the finalists will also receive mementos from the law firm.