LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition
March 8-9, 2013
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The International Legal Studies Program, the Center on International Commercial Arbitration, and the LL.M. Executive Board will host on March 8 -9, 2013, the Second LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition. This event, specifically created for LL.M. students, seeks to foster the study of international arbitration for the resolution of international business disputes and investment disputes.
The competition will focus primarily on oral advocacy before a panel of arbitration experts. Participants will be required to submit a brief argument outline. No other written memorandum is required.
The LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition will alternate every year between a problem involving an international commercial dispute, and a problem arising out of an investment protection law or BIT provision. In 2013 the competition will focus on a problem involving an international commercial dispute.
2013 Rules are available here. Please read carefully as some changes have been made.
Each participating law school may enter up to two teams. A team can be composed of up to three students, with an added, optional desk counsel. The desk counsel, who shares all the team’s responsibilities except for presenting oral arguments, will be considered a formal member of the participating team. The desk counsel may additionally aide the advocates during the presentation by taking notes and keeping time.
Team members must be enrolled in a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. Students who have completed their studies (through the completion of the required units necessary for the awarding of the LL.M. degree) by December 2012 are unable to be part of a team.
Each team must submit an Argument Outline in support of the legal position of both the claimant and the respondent.
All teams will receive by e-mail the outlines of the teams they are scheduled to argue against in the oral rounds two weeks prior to the competition.
The competition has been limited to 28 teams (first come first served basis). Registrations will will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on January 18, 2013.
We are happy to announce that the following institutions are registered to participate:
|University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law|
|Penn State University Dickinson School of Law|
|Michigan State University College of Law|
|University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2 teams)|
|Georgetown University Law Center (2 teams)|
|American University Washington College of Law|
|Boston University School of Law|
|Duke University School of Law|
|Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (2 teams)|
The registration fee of $450 for one team and $800 for two teams must be paid by January 18, 2013. Payment can be made by credit card, check or wire transfer.
A team may withdraw from the competition at any time before 5:00 p.m. EST, January 18, 2013. After that point, the Registration Fee is non-refundable.
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