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 five world regions: North America, Latin 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. 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 Lachs Moot Calendar for 2020 can be found here (updated January 2020).
Please note that some dates for the Asia Pacific Region have been updated!
|LACHS MOOT PROBLEM
The latest version of the 2020 Problem can be found here.
See for the 2020 information on names here.
The latest version of the Lachs Moot rules can be found here (updated 2020).
Please note that some Lachs Moot regions have their own rules.
|AFRICAN REGION COMPETITION|
|ASIA PACIFIC REGION COMPETITION|
|EUROPEAN REGION COMPETITION|
|LATIN AMERICAN REGION COMPETITION|
|NORTH AMERICAN REGION COMPETITION|
|Lachs Moot Competition News Archive
Previous winners and other news