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Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

Each year ECSL organises, together with the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), the European Round 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, 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.

Further information on the competition can be found on the IISL website

Manfred Lachs European Regional Rounds 2015

The ECSL is delighted to announce that the European Regional Rounds for the 2015 Competition will take place in the Serbian capital, Belgrade. The event will be held at the Union University Law School Belgrade.

The Registration Form can be downloaded from the menu on the right hand side of the page.
2015 Calendar: Key Dates and Deadlines
23 January 2015: Deadline for Team Registration & Submissions of Requests for Clarifications

31 January 2015: Deadline to apply for ECSL funding

10 February 2015: Deadline for the Author of the Problem to give Response to Requests for Clarifications

10 March 2015: Deadline for Submission of Written Memorials

May/June 2015 (exact dates TBC): European Regional Rounds (Union University Law School Belgrade)
Funding for the Regional Rounds
ECSL Competitors' Grant
The ECSL Board has decided that each team competing in the oral rounds shall be allowed to apply for a standard grant up to €300 per team towards travel and accommodation.
Full details and conditions of the ECSL's Funding Policy can be found in the Funding Form which must be submitted by 31 January. The funding form can be downloaded from the menu on the right hand side of the page. Please read this policy carefully before applying.

IISL Young Scholars Fund
In 2011, the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) established a Fund which supports the achievements of various participants in each of the Regional Rounds of the Competition. The Fund grants monetary awards to the Winning Team, the Team with the Best Memorials and the Best Oralist of the overall Regional Round.


Related Links
Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition WebsiteHow to Prepare a Moot Court Competition
Related documents
Competition Case 2015Official RulesTeam Registration FormFunding Application Form
Previous Years' Competitions
The European Round of the 2014 Manfred Lachs20132012201120102009
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