Copenhagen Competition > Participants
The participants in the Copenhagen Competition are law students from selected top universities from around the world. The competition is by invitation only. The invited universities are: The star alliance IARU Universities' Law Faculties and selected universities from regions that are not represented in the IARU star alliance. Moreover, the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen is invited with one team. The universities are invited to the written round, which functions as the qualification round for the oral round, held in Copenhagen.
Each invited university can participate in the competition with one team. Every team in the competition represents a fictitious state. The teams are free to decide their own policies for their fictitious state, and the name of their fictitious state, but the fictitious countries are obliged to follow the "real" country's allocation as an OECD or non-OECD member. In the oral round, held in Copenhagen, four OECD countries and four non-OECD countries will meet.
The judges in the Copenhagen Competition are comprised of legal experts in the field. They may differ from the written to the oral round. Judges for the oral round will consist primarily of experienced negotiators, such as ambassadors or high ranking officials from Intergovernmental Organizations.