Annual Moot and Mock Competitions (Nigeria/Africa/Global)

Nigeria

1. Tokunbo Orimobi National Moot and Mock Competition, University of Lagos – A National Moot and Mock competition held in Honor of Tokunbo Orimobi
2. Professor I.O Agbede national Moot and Mock Competition, Babcock University.
3. Bowen Inter School Moot and Mock Competition – An inter school moot and mok competition organized by the BOWEN university Law Students Society. It revolve around criminal cases, and procedural law is of high value.
4. Yusuf Ali National Moot and mock competition University of Ilorin– A national Competition held in honor of Yusuf Ali, the last edition featured debate, quiz and moot and mock contests. 
5. Simmons Cooper Advocacy Development Initiative –  The SimmonsCooper Advocacy Development (SCAD) initiative is the brainchild of The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajowhich he designed while he was a Senior Partner at SimmonsCooper Partners. His goal was to nurture and develop the writing and advocacy skills of law school students and undergraduates. SimmonsCooper Partners is committed to transforming society by stoking interest in current legal issues and developing the analytic, oral and reasoning skills of would be and young lawyers using the annual SimmonsCooper Advocacy Development Initiative as a tool. The Competition holds once in two years. 
6. Dele Adeshina Inter-varsity Moot and Mock Competition, Obafemi Awolowo University.
7. Sebastine Hon Advocacy Contest, Ekiti State University.
8. The Next SAN, Christian Law Students Association (CLASFON), Lagos State University, LASU – The Clasfon Chapter LASU organized a six fold competition which included Moot stage, a mock stage, and a client counseling stage among others.
9. The Clasfon National Moot and Mock Competition. – The Christian Law Students Fellowship of Nigeria organizes a Christian conference yearly which spans 5 to 6 days. One of the events among others is the Clasfon national Moot and Mock, which tends to deal with criminal and civil litigation. Various chapters also organize their own moot and mock competitions.
10. The NAMLAS National Moot and Mock Competition. – The National Association of Muslim law students organizes various competitions at various chapters, and also a national moot and mock competition.
11. LAWSAN Moot and Mock competition. – The Law Students Association of Nigeria organizes a yearly conference, during the conference period, the Lawsan Moot stands as one of the main attractions, centering on various areas of law, with its wide coverage of university attendance, and it promises new challenges for competing students yearly.
12. All Nigerian University National Advocacy Championship (ANUNAC 2019) – A debate and Moot and Mock Conference newly organized by OAU. It would include an Essay Writing round, a debate round, a moot round and finally a Mock round. Interested schools are to send a letter of intent to participate at the ANUNAC 2019 to ANUNAC2019@gmail.com on or before Wednesday 24thJuly, 2019.

 

Africa and other African Countries


National Schools Moot Court Competition (NSMCC)

The first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition took place at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on National Human Rights Day, 21 March 2011. Teams from four schools in each of the nine provinces – a total of 72 learners – were selected to participate in this ground-breaking event. The second annual National Schools Moot Court Competition took place in April 2012. The third annual National Schools Moot Court Competition took place in August 2013 and the fourth in October 2014.

The Competition aims to create greater awareness in schools and communities in South Africa about the Constitution and the values that it embodies through active participation. The aim is also to encourage talented young people to consider pursuing a law career.

African Human Rights Moot Court Competition   https://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot

The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the largest gathering of students, academics and judges around the theme of human rights in Africa. This annual event brings together all law faculties in Africa, whose top students argue a hypothetical human rights case as if they were before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Competition continuously prepares new generations of lawyers to argue cases of alleged human rights violations before the African Court.

All African Moot Court Competition

The Competition provides student the opportunity to argue ahypothetical case, and follows the procedure of the African court of Human and Peoples Right.

Suitable participants must be studying LLB, BA Law, BCOMlaw and must preferably be in their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year.

 

World

Philip C Jessup Moot Competition

Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 680 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.

An information session will be held on Monday 29 July at 8pm with selection moots running from Monday 12 August to Thursday 15 August.

Please note that students may also apply to be considered for a position with the Australian International Law Journal as part of the selection process.

 

Telders Internatioal Law Moot Court Competition

The Telders International Law Moot Court Competition passed its 40th milestone in 2017. Since its humble beginnings in 1977, when only four universities took part, the Competition has today become the most prestigious and important moot court competition in Europe. Annually, teams from over 40 universities compete in the national rounds, with the winning teams going on to represent their countries in the international rounds held at Faculty Campus The Hague of Leiden University and the Peace Palace in The Hague.

The 2019 competition has just been concluded. For more information http://teldersmoot.com/

Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

Since its inception by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) in 1992, the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition has grown to cover five world regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa. More than 60 teams participate yearly in this competition. Registered teams get exclusive on-line access to papers of the IISL’s Colloquium Proceedings from 2005.

Regional winners receive financial support to attend the World Finals.

International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies proudly presents the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition, taking place annually in May in The Hague, the Netherlands.

The ICC Moot Court Competition welcomes universities from all over the world for a large scale moot court simulating the proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Competition consists of an extensive six-day educational and social program, which brings together students of diverse backgrounds and cultures to The Hague to challenge their skills as future international lawyers. The final round is expected to take place in an actual ICC courtroom with ICC judges adjudicating.

 

The International Air and Space Law Academy (IASLA) Moot court Competition

The IASLA Space Law Moot Court Competition was created on 1 September 2010 to provide an opportunity for students to participate in an international moot court competition in space law.

 

International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot

Murdoch University is pleased to offer the IMLAM Moot for the benefit of law students worldwide. The moot is a competition open to any students enrolled in a law degree (either undergraduate or postgraduate) who have not been admitted to practice. The moot problem will involve a dispute relating to commercial maritime law and the controversy will be determined before an arbitral tribunal pursuant to the L.M.A.A. terms or other recognised terms. Students need not have previously studied maritime law and in fact several past winning teams had no prior knowledge of maritime law before undertaking the moot.

The venue for the oral competition changes every year, and generally rotates between Australia, South East Asia and Europe. The moot is exceptionally well supported by the maritime industry and maritime law firms. An enjoyable social program accompanies the competition to enable students to forge contacts with students from other law schools and meet with senior members of the profession and the maritime industry. We pride ourselves on running a friendly but intellectually rigorous competition which gives a real insight into this fascinating and important area of law, while honing the advocacy skills of student teams.

Details of the competition, together with the registration form for the coming year, will be available online at the School of Law website in early October. The website also contains the problem from previous years and the winning memoranda, as well as links to videos on the IMLAM youtube channel.  You can follow IMLAM on twitter @IMLAMMurdoch to be informed of the latest events and deadlines.

Applications for the 2020 season close 7 August 2019.

Students interested in applying should upload the following documents:

 Curriculum Vitae (no more than 2 pages)
 An expression of interest explaining their motivation for applying (1 page)
 Academic transcript

 

 

Willem C Vis International Arbitration Moot

The Willem C Vis International Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) aims to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes through its application to a concrete problem of a client and to train law leaders of tomorrow in methods of alternative dispute resolution.

The business community’s marked preference for resolving international commercial disputes by arbitration is the reason this method of dispute resolution was selected as the clinical tool to train law students through two crucial phases: the writing of memorandums for claimant and respondent and the hearing of oral argument based upon the memorandums — both settled by arbitral experts in the issues considered. The forensic and written exercises require determining questions of contract — flowing from a transaction relating to the sale or purchase of goods under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and other uniform international commercial law — in the context of an arbitration of a dispute under specified Arbitration Rules.

Applications for the 2020 season close 7 August 2019.

Note: Students may apply to more than one moot without prejudice to their applications. For those students applying for more than one international moot, please email your preferences to mooting@law.uq.edu.au for consideration.

Students interested in applying should upload the following documents:

 Curriculum Vitae (no more than two pages)
 An expression of interest explaining their motivation for applying (one page)
 Academic transcript

 

Price Media Law Moot Court Competition

The Price Media Law Moot Court Competition or Price Moot in short, is an annual international moot court competition. Described as a competition “for raising the profile of freedom of expression by bringing informed and effective debate and discussion on significant issues of information flows and technology to many parts of the world”, the Price Moot focuses on international media law and related human rights such as freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of association, and various facets of privacy. The main sources of law engaged include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, European Convention on Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The moot was created and continues to be organised by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, and is named after the programme’sfounding director, Monroe E. Price.

 

Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court

The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court or Frankfurt Moot is a moot competition organised by the Wilhelm Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order and McDermott Will & Emery. It is the oldest student competition in the area of investment arbitration, with the first edition of the moot taking place in 2008. As the class-leading moot in its field (investment arbitration), it is considered one of the grand slam or major moots.

To register, please follow the link below and complete the registration form:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SAE2cgaW9dYSezOLGtZen9j9M-vWdAbWWuvaD3LkSvI

 Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive a link that can be used to make revisions or amendments to your registration as they become necessary. For all other inquiries please contact us at info@investmentmoot.org.

 

Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition

The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is an international human rights law moot court competition.

Participation in the Competition is open to students from all universities in the world. The Competition involves a written phase after which teams are selected for the oral phase. Teams argue a hypothetical case on issues of international human rights law, as if they were before a hypothetical world Human Rights Court, on the basis of the International Bill of Human Rights and other applicable (such as regional) human rights instruments.

 

The John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Privacy Competition

The competition is one that centers on technology and innovation. Schools are invited from across the world to prepare briefs and argue their case before a panel of Judges.   

 

ELSA – European Law Students Association

The European Law Students’ Association is an independent, non-profit, non-political association run by and for law students and young lawyers. ELSA comprises a membership of 40,000 students and recent graduates. ELSA operates primarily through its local groups, which are located at close to 300 universities throughout 43 countries in Europe. For competition information https://ehrmcc.elsa.org/

 

LAWASIA International Moot.

LAWASIA is an international organisation of lawyers’ associations, individual lawyers, judges, legal academics, and others that focus on the interests and concerns of the legal profession in the Asia Pacific region. LAWASIA facilitates its members’ participation in the most dynamic economic region in the world. Since its inception in 1966, LAWASIA has built an enviable reputation among lawyers, business people and governments, both within and outside the region, as a committed, productive and genuinely representative organisation.  For registration https://www.lawasiamoot.org/form

 

HSF Competition Law

Competition law is a law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies. Competition law is implemented through public and private enforcement. The HerbertSmithFreehills International Law competition, centers on competition law and it is open to participants across the globe. For more info, https://ng.linkedin.com/company/hsfclmoot

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Akintade Victor,

Content Provider, Legal Pages.

Obafemi Awolowo University.