Alfred Deakin International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Deakin Law School is proud to host the 2018 Alfred Deakin International Commercial Arbitration Moot at its city campus on September 5 and 6.

We invite undergraduate and juris doctor law students from Victorian law schools to participate in this competition, with the winning team set to win kudos and a shared prize of $1,000.

This competition is focused on international commercial law and arbitration. Arbitration is the business community’s preference for resolving international commercial disputes and legal practitioners who are skilled in this area are highly sought-after. Participants will be required to seek resolution to a fictitious problem in a simulated courtroom setting.

Structure of ICA moot 2018

The moot will be run at Deakin Law School's city campus over two consecutive days, 5-6 September 2018. Two rounds of heats will take place on day one, with the semi-final and grand-final to occur on day two.

The top two teams will compete in the grand final and will be judged by top practitioners in the field, along with the chance to win $1,000. Teams are invited to register.

Supporters and onlookers will enjoy an evening of high quality mooting and commentary by expert judges, followed by wine, canapès and a short award ceremony.

Who can enter?

Every law school in Victoria can enter up to two teams of two or three participants. If more teams enter, decision to accept will be made by the organiser.

Please register your team here

Supporters and other attendees

Supporters and onlookers are welcome.

Please register to support your team here

Key dates

Competition question release date – 3 July

Clarification questions to be submitted to Linda Black – 10 July

Competitor registration closes – 17 July

Acceptance of registration – 19 July

First submission (memoranda for claimant and respondent) – 24 August

Exchange of memoranda – 27 August

Final date for registration of observers – 31 August

Initial rounds – 5 September

Semi-final and grand final – 6 September

About our judges

We are still finalising our panel of judges. Please come back for more information soon.

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Please email Linda Black