National Pleading Competition Committee


On the 4th of February 2020 will the 28th edition of the National Pleading Competition take place in Tilburg . On this day teams from all over the Netherlands come together to compete against each other. Each jurisdiction is presented with a case. Teams have thirty minutes to prepare their plea. The pleas are ultimately judged by a jury composed of lawyers from various offices and professors at Tilburg University. After the competition, a lecture is given. After that the two best teams compete again against each other in the final. When the winner is announced, the day ends with a dinner together. Do you have questions? Send an email to