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
World Finals 2015
The ECSL would wish to congratulate the team representing Europe in the World Finals - the National and Kapidostrian University of Athens - who made it to the World Finals in Jerusalem 2015.
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.