Asia Pacific

asiapacificThe IISL introduced the Asia Pacific Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in 1999. The winner of this round represents the Asia-Pacific region at the World Finals, which takes place in the framework of the IISL’s annual Colloquium, a contained event of the International Astronautical Congress.

The 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Round will take place 9-13 April 2018 at Adelaide Law School. The Asia Pacific Regional Round is governed by the Asia-Pacific Official Rules of Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition.


Registration Cut Off and Minimum Deposit Payment Due Date                      EXTENDED to 22 January 2018

Memorials Due (2pm Australian Central Standard Time)                                19 February 2018

Results Released (Teams not competing in National Funding Rounds)          2 March 2018

Iranian National Funding Round                                                                      5 March 2018

Results Released to remaining teams                                                             7 March 2018

Full payment due date                                                                                     14 March 2018

Indian National Funding Round                                                                       31 March – 1 April 2018

Regional Final Oral Round                                                                               9-13 April 2018


2018 Registration Form for the Asia-Pacific region

If you cannot access or complete the above registration form, please contact for registration details.

doc Rules applying to the Asia-Pacific region

IISL Young Scholars Awards

The IISL Young Scholars Fund was created in 2011 to support the achievements of students participating in each of the four Regional Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. The Fund grants monetary awards in the following categories:

  • Winning Team: 200 Euros
  • Team with the Best Memorials: 125 Euros
  • Best Oralist of the Regional Round: 100 Euros

The Young Scholars Fund has been formed and is largely maintained by donations from IISL members, to honor the very significant achievement of these students.