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 AP Rounds will be held at  AMITY LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA, INDIA and there will BE NO INDIAN FUNDING ROUNDS IN 2019. The Asia Pacific Regional Round is governed by the Asia-Pacific Official Rules of Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition.


Deadline for Submission of Requests for Clarifications: 15 January 2019 (Tuesday)

Date for Registration Cut Off and Minimum Deposit Payment Due Date: 20 January 2019 (Sunday)

Deadline for the Author of the Problem to give Response to Requests for Clarifications: 31 January 2019 (Thursday)

Memorials Due: 13 February 2019 (Wednesday, 2:00 pm Australian Central Standard Time)

Results Released: 27 February 2019 (Wednesday)

Full payment due date: 1 March 2019 (Friday)

Indian National Funding Round:  Not required

Regional Final Oral Round: 28 – 31 March 2019 (Thursday – Sunday)

Valedictory Ceremony (Prize Distribution Ceremony): 31 March 2019 (Sunday)


2019 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.