Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition
Each year the ECSL organises, together with the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), the European Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. Regional winners from Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and North America then compete in the World Finals which are held in conjunction with the annual International Astronautical Congress.
The final of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition has the distinction of being judged by three sitting judges of the International Court of Justice. To participate in the competition, all that is needed is two or three law students interested in expanding their knowledge of space law and gaining valuable international experience.
The 2016 European Rounds took place from 27th - 29th April 2016 at the The Law School at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK.
A record number of teams participated in the competition this year, including a number of newcomers. Teams were able to moot in front of prestigious panels of judges composed of both academic experts and leading practitioners in the field of space law and international law.
The Champions of the 2016 European Rounds were from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens composed of:
George KYRIALOPOULOS (Advisor)
Georgia-Maria KALOGIROU (Assistant)
The ECSL congratulates the team for their victory and looks forward to supporting them in their preparation for representing Europe during the World Finals taking place in September in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The other results of the competition were as follows:
Hamza ABDUL HAMEED
Rodrigo FERNANDEZ NAVARRETE
Nela PALKOVITZ (Advisor)
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Ruaridh Leishman, University of Strathclyde