Alfred Deakin International Commercial Arbitration (ICA) Moot

Deakin Law School is proud to host the 2019 Alfred Deakin International Commercial Arbitration (ICA) Moot at its city campus on 4–5 September.

We invite undergraduate and juris doctor law students from Australian law schools to participate in this competition, with the winning team set to receive kudos and win a shared prize of $1000.

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 the 2019 Alfred Deakin ICA Moot

The moot will be run at Deakin Law School's CBD campus over two consecutive days, on 4–5 September 2019. Each team will compete in two rounds on day one, once as claimant and once as respondent. The semifinal and grand final will take place on day two.

The rounds will be judged by legal practitioners who have competed in the Vis Moot or similar moots. The grand final will be judged by guest judges, such as:

  • Professor Christopher Kee, Dean (Education) at Flinders University, Director of the Vis Moot
  • Caroline Kenney, QC, President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia
  • Duncan Travis, Partner at Allens and current Vis Moot Coach.

Members of the winning team will share in a prize of gift vouchers totalling $1000.

The competition is proudly sponsored by Allens Linklaters.

Prizes

Winning team

  • Share a prize of $1000 in vouchers
  • Trophy for each team member
  • Certificate for each team member

Runner-up team

  • Trophy for each team member
  • Certificate for each team member

Best oralist (rounds)

  • Trophy
  • Certificate

Best submission

  • Certificate for each team member

Best oralist (grand final)
Sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Who can enter?

Each law school can enter up to two teams of two or three participants. All participants must be current LLB or JD students. Additional teams can be accepted at the discretion of the convenor.

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 – 2 July

Clarification questions to be submitted to Linda Black – 9 July

Competitor registration closes – 16 July

Acceptance of registration – 19 July

First submission (memoranda for claimant and respondent) – 23 August

Exchange of memoranda – 26 August

Final date for registration of observers – 30 August

Initial rounds – 4 September

Semi-final and grand final – 5 September

About our judges

Judges for the grand final will be:

Professor Christopher Kee
Dean (Education) at Flinders University, Director of the Vis Moot

Caroline Kenney QC
President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia

Duncan Travis
Partner, Allens, Vis Moot alumnus and Vis Moot Coach

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Whether you want to compete or support, please register your attendance below.

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Questions?

Please email Linda Black