Category Archive: lachsmoot

The first Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition was held in 1992. Participation in the Competition has steadily increased over the years, and now sees a large number of teams from leading law schools in each of the regions. Currently, around 60 teams register each year to participate in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition and numbers continue to grow. The winners of each region gather for the world finals in September or October, held in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress and the IISL Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space. The winner of the World Final is presented with the Manfred Lachs Trophy. In addition to the Trophy, awards are also given at the world finals for the best memorials and the best oralist.

Oct 21

2015 Lachs Moot Court winners

The Lachs Moot competition World Finals were held at the Crowne Plaza Jerusalem Hotel at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, Israel, on October 15, 2015. Total participating universities numbered 58 in the four regions. The 2015 Moot Court Problem, “Case Concerning Planetary Defense” (SPIDR v. URA)”, was written by Dr Frans G. von der Dunk …

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Dec 15

Correction/Clarification 2015 Compromis Case Caption

The names of the parties and their corresponding designation as Applicant and Respondent in the caption to the Compromis were inadvertently inverted from the order in which their submissions are made to the Court. To correct the error, the case is being re-captioned as SPIDR, Applicant, and URA, Respondent. We sincerely regret any confusion which …

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Nov 01

Updated 2014 Lachs Moot rules available

The Lachs Moot competition has updated its general rules. This document is available below. 2014 Lachs Moot Rules

Oct 01

2014 Lachs Moot winners

The 2014 World Finals were held at the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Court of Law, Old City Hall, Toronto, Canada on 3 October 2014. Total participating universities numbered 61 in the four regions. The 2014 problem was the Case Concerning Satellite Electromagnetic Interference (Akera v. Mheni) authored by Mahulena Hofmann (Czech Rep.), assisted …

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Aug 27

2015 Manfred Lachs Problem

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) released the Problem for the 24nd Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in 2015. The student competition is based on a hypothetical space law dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Preliminary competitions will be held between March and June 2015 in North America, Europe, Africa, …

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Feb 16

Space Security and Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities

The China University of Political Science and Law will host the international conference:       Space Security and Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities in Beijing, China, on 25 May, 2014. This event will be held in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition (23-24 May, 2014). Interested …

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Feb 15

2014 Lachs Moot problem clarifications issued

After requests for clarification, a new document has been issued. 2014 Problem Clarifications

Nov 30

2013 Lachs Moot winners

The 2013 World Finals were held at the Beijing Institute of Technology Law School, Beijing, China on 26 September 2013. Total participating universities numbered 60 in the four regions. The 2013 problem was the Case Concerning the Operation of a Lunar Station (Lydios v. Endymion), written by Professor Setsuko Aoki (Japan). 2013 problem 2013 Brochure …

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Nov 30

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. The 2012 problem was the Case concerning On-orbit Collision, Non-cooperative Satellite Removal, and Damages (Verona v. Montague), written by James Rendleman (USA). Click here to download brochure   Winner, Lee Love …

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Nov 30

2011 Lachs Moot winners

The 2011 competition had over 40 participating teams: 8 from Europe, 10 from North America, including one invited team from South America (Colombia) and 24 from the Asia-Pacific region. The World Finals were held on 6 October 2011 at the High Court of Cape Town, South Africa. The prospect of holding the World Finals of …

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