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 the United States then compete in the World Finals which are held in conjunction with the annual International Astronautical Congress.
The final of the 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.
Information about registration for the 2016 European Rounds will be posted in due course.
The Problem for the 2016 Competition is now also available on the IISL website.
EUROPEAN REGIONAL ROUNDS 2015
The 2015 European Regional Rounds took place in the Serbian capital, Belgrade. The event was held at the Union University Law School Belgrade and the Serbian National Assembly building from 1st - 5th June. 14 teams from all over Europe, comprising some 38 students as well as judges and Faculty, participated in front of 13 judges across 4 days.
List of awards 2015
European Champions: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Athanasios Plexidas, Maria Vasilaki & Marianthi Koutri)
Runners-Up: University of Edinburgh (Colin Severin & Laura Keogh)
Best Memorial: Cologne University Institute of Air and Space Law (Alice Sharif, Jennifer Zurkowski & Jan Steuernagel)
Best Oralists: Bartlomeij Geralt (Univeristy of Lodz, Poland) & Michal Kowalski (Univeristy of Lodz, Poland)
Best Newcomer: University of Edinburgh (Colin Severin & Laura Keogh)
The ECSL congratulates all teams that took part for their hard work in preparing their submissions and the high quality of the pleadings.
The ECSL also thanks the local hosts, Union University Law School, through whose generosity we enjoyed a 'festival' atmosphere of live music, delicious meals, cultural visits and local history lectures.
We would particularly like to wish good luck to the winning team from Europe who will be participating in the World Finals in Jerusalem, Israel in October.