2012 Lachs Moot winners

The World Finals were held on 4 October 2012 at the Palazzo du Mesnil of the Università degli studi di Napoli ‘lOrientale’, Naples, Italy.

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The 2012 problem was the Case concerning On-orbit Collision, Non-cooperative Satellite Removal, and Damages (Verona v. Montague), written by James Rendleman (USA).

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Winner, Lee Love Award NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE, INDIA
Vinodini Srinivasan, Viraj Parikh, Prem Ayyathurai
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarasu E. Thomas
Runner-Up  NATIONAL & KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, GREECE
Aikaterini Pitsoli, Melina-Asimina Stroungi, Stefania Vlachou
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Georgios Kyriakopoulos
Semi-Finalists  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, CALIFORNIA, USA
James Beck, Tyler Layton
Faculty Advisor: Prof. J. Angelo DeSantis

OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, CITY OF ILE-IFE, NIGERIA
Olabisi Esther Adeogun, Iseoluwa Christopher Akintunde, Maryann Onyinye Nwokolo
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Odunola Akinwale Orifowomo

Best Memorials, Eilene Galloway Award NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE, INDIA
Best Oralist, Sterns and Tennen Award  Viraj Parikh, NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE, INDIA
Judges for Memorials  Dr Gérardine Goh Escolar (Singapore/Spain), Associate Legal Officer, International Court of Justice, The Hague, The Netherlands

  • Prof. Francis Lyall (United Kingdom), Emeritus Professor of Public Law, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, and IISL Director
  • Dr Peter Martinez (South Africa), Chairman, South African Council for Space Affairs, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Maury J. Mechanick, Esq. (USA), Counsel, White & Case LLP, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Prof. Vernon Nase (Australia), Director, Hong Kong Centre for Maritime and Transportation Law, City University of Hong Kong, China
  • Adv. Phetole Patrick Sekhula (South Africa), Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and Councillor at South African Council For Space Affairs (SACSA), Pretoria, South Africa
  • Prof. Li Shouping (China), Director, Institute of Space Law of Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • Ms Marcia Smith (USA), President, Space and Technology Policy Group LLC, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Semi-Final Judges  Dr Setsuko Aoki (Japan), Professor of International Law, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Tokyo, Japa

  • Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Back Impallomeni (Italy), Professor, University of Padua, Italy, and IISL Director.
  • Dr Tare Brisibe (Nigeria) Chairman, Legal Subcommittee, COPUOS, Vienna, Austria
  • Prof. Ram Jahku (Canada) Associate Professor, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law, Montreal, Canada, and IISL Director.
  • Mr K.R. Sridhara Murthi (India) Adjunct Faculty, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India, and IISL Vice-President
  • Mr James D. Rendleman (USA) Chief, Operations Law, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, US Strategic Command, USA
Final Judges  H.E. Judge Leonid Skotnikov, International Court of Justice

  • H.E. Judge Hanqin Xue, International Court of Justice
  • H.E. Judge Joan Donoghue, International Court of Justice