Lachs Moot Competition

Since its inception by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) in 1992, the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition has grown to cover four world regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa. More than 60 teams participate yearly in this competition. Registered teams get exclusive on-line access to papers of the IISL’s Colloquium Proceedings from 2005 to date. Also many useful and interesting documents are freely accessible through the resources page of this website.

Regional winners receive financial support to attend the World Finals. The IISL’s Lachs competition is particularly distinguished by the tradition of judges of the International Court of Justice presiding over and judging the World Final. The World Finals competition takes place within the framework of the IISL’s annual Colloquium, which is a contained event in the International Astronautical Congress held on a different continent each year. The Lachs competition offers an unparalleled learning experience to all teams at all levels in a fair and cordial environment.

 

LACHS MOOT CALENDAR

The latest version of the 2017 Calendar can be found here

LACHS MOOT PROBLEM

The latest version of the 2018 Problem can be found here.

OFFICIAL RULES

The latest version of the Lachs Moot rules can be found here.

Please note that some Lachs Moot regions have their own rules.

africa AFRICAN REGION COMPETITION

ASIA PACIFIC REGION COMPETITION

EUROPEAN REGION COMPETITION

NORTH AMERICAN REGION COMPETITION

 

 

 

 

Lachs Moot Competition News Archive
Previous winners and other news

About the Lachs Moot Competition

The first Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition was held in 1992, when the Association of US Members of the IISL (AUSMIISL) invited Georgetown University, George Washington University and the American University to each send two teams to participate in a moot court competition during the first World Space Congress held in Washington, D.C., USA in …

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Africa

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) introduced the Africa introductory round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in 2011, which was held in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2012, the 1st Africa Regional Round was hosted in Pretoria, South Africa, by the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), an initiative of the …

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Asia Pacific

The 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 2017 Asia Pacific …

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Europe

Each year in May the European Centre for Space Law organises, together with the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), the European Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. Regional winners from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America compete in the World Finals, held in conjunction with the annual International Astronautical Congress. …

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North America

The 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 …

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Lachs Moot history

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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┬áManfred 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 …

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Resources

Contact us For all general enquiries about the Lachs Moot competition, please email lachsmoot@iislweb.org Access to IISL papers for all registered teams All registered participants in the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition will be granted exclusive access for the duration of the competition to IISL Colloquium papers (from 2005 to date), from the International Astronautical …

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