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 ECSL is very pleased to announce that the European team from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens won the 2016 World Finals, held on 29 September in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Building on the success of the competition, and the record number of teams competing in the 2016 competition, the 2017 European Rounds will be hosted by The University of Helsinki and will take place in Finland from 10 - 12 May 2017.
To register your team, please complete the documents on the right-hand side of the page and send back to the ECSL by 31 January 2017:
- Registration Form
- IISL License
- Funding Form (optional)
The Problem for the 2017 Rounds, as well as the Rules and key dates, can be accessed on the IISL website: http://www.iislweb.org/lachsmoot/
The most recent European Rounds have taken place in:
2016: University of Strathclyde Law School, UK
2015: Belgrade Union University, Serbia
2014: University of Wroclaw, Poland
2013: Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
2012: University of Bucharest, Romania
2011: State University of St. Petersburg, Russia
2010: University of Szechenyi Istvan, Hungary