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North America

northamericaThe North American Regional Competition selects the winning team that will be funded to travel to the International Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. It is held in Washington DC, at the Georgetown University Law Center, on a Friday & Saturday, usually the last weekend of March or the first weekend of April.

The Lachs Moot Calendar, available on the Lachs Moot main page, has the entire schedule for this year. The Regional competition is judged by experts in the field of space law and provides an opportunity for student teams to meet many of those judges after the competition is over.

This year the North American Regional Competition will admit teams from Latin American and Caribbean countries.


  2018 Manfred Lachs North America Registration
2018 Supplemental Rules for North America


Read about the experiences (in Spanish) of the team from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City

Further information and resources about the competition in general can be found on the resources page.

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.


Mr. Nathan Johnson, JD, LLM
Interim Regional Organizer


2016 North American Competitors Georgetown University Law Center)

2016 North American Competitors
(Georgetown University Law Center)

2015 North American & World Champions (University of Mississippi Law School)

2015 North American & World Champions
(University of Mississippi Law School)

2018 Registration

The 2018 Registration and License is also available as a PDF.   Create your survey with SurveyMonkey

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