Alfred Deakin International Commercial Arbitration (ICA) Moot

Deakin Law School is proud to host the 2021 Alfred Deakin International Commercial Arbitration (ICA) Moot virtually on 7–9 September.

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

With the uncertainty around the COVID-19 situation, the safety and wellbeing of all who participate in Deakin activities remains our priority. As a result, the 2021 competition will take place on a virtual platform.

Structure of the 2021 Alfred Deakin ICA Moot

The moot will be run at virtually via the online platform Zoom over three consecutive days, on 7–9 September 2021. Each team will compete in two preliminary rounds during the first two days, once as claimant and once as respondent. The elimination rounds, the two finals rounds and grand final will take place on day two and three.

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 experts within arbitration.

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

Prizes

Winning team

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

Runner-up team

  • Certificate for each team member

Best oralist (rounds)

  • Certificate

Best submission

  • Certificate for each team member

Best oralist (grand final)

  • Certificate

Moot Problem

The 2021 Moot Problem will be posted when available. Please check back for details.

Who can enter?

Each law school or law student society can enter a maximum of two teams of two or three participants. All participants must be current LLB or JD students.

Supporters and onlookers are welcome to view the grand final.

Key dates

Competition question release date – 28 June

Clarification questions to be submitted to Moot Coordinator – 14 July, 11.59pm AEST

Competitor registration closes – 19 July, 11.59pm AEST

Release of document of clarifications – 20 July

Acceptance of registration – 20 July

First submission (memoranda for Claimant) – 16 August, 11:59pm AEST

Exchange of memoranda (Claimant) – 17 August, 7pm AEST

Second submission (memoranda for Respondent) – 23 August, 11:59pm AEST

Exchange of memoranda (Respondent) – 25 August, 7pm AEST

Initial rounds – 7–9 September

Elimination rounds – 8–9 September

Finals and grand final – 9 September

About our grand final judges

Judges for the grand final will be posted shortly.

Deakin team selection

Please contact Kayla Laird (Moot Coordinator) at deakin-ica-moot@deakin.edu.au for more information.

Previous moots

2020 Alfred Deakin ICA Moot

2020 Grand Final Winner – University of New South Wales
2020 Runners Up – University of Queensland

Best Speaker in Grand Final – Mr Jason Dong (University of New South Wales)
Best Speaker in General Rounds – Miss Grace Dickinson (University of Melbourne)

Best Claimant Memorandum – University of Queensland (Team I1)
Best Claimant Memorandum Runner Up – University of Queensland (Team D1)
Best Claimant Memorandum Third place – University of New South Wales (Team H1)

Best Respondent Memorandum – Monash University (Team G1)
Best Respondent Memorandum Runner Up – University of Queensland (Team I1)
Best Respondent Memorandum Third place – RMIT (Team D2)

2020 Alfred Deakin ICA Moot Problem

2019 Alfred Deakin ICA Moot

2019 Grand Final Winner – University of Queensland
2019 Runners Up – Deakin University

Best Speaker in Grand Final – Mr Timothy Choo (University of Queensland)
Best Speaker – Mr Alex Di Rosso (Murdoch University)

Best Claimant Submission – University of Queensland
Best Claimant Submission Runner Up – Murdoch University
Best Respondent Submission – University of Queensland
Best Respondent Submission Runner Up – Murdoch University

2019 Alfred Deakin ICA Moot Problem

2018 Alfred Deakin ICA Moot

Grand Final Winner – Deakin University
Runners Up – Monash University

Best Speaker in Grand Final – Ms Emma Dixon (Deakin University)
Best Speaker – Ms Elise Jasper (Monash University)

Best Submission – RMIT

2018 Alfred Deakin ICA Moot Problem

2017 Alfred Deakin ICA Moot

Grand Final Winner – Latrobe University
Runners Up – Deakin University

2017 Alfred Deakin ICA Moot Problem