Tenth LL.M. International Commercial & Investment Arbitration Moot Competition

March 24 & 25, 2023

 Opening Conference: march 23, 2023


About the  Competition

Organized by the WCL Center on International Commercial Arbitration, the Tenth LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition will start Thursday, March 23, 2023 with a conference that will discuss important issues related to the problem. The general rounds will take place on Friday, March 24 and the elimination rounds on Saturday, March 25.

The 2023 problem involves a commercial dispute under the rules of the  Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA).

This event, created specifically for LL.M. students, seeks to foster the study of international arbitration for the resolution of international business disputes and investment disputes.

Team members must be enrolled in a U.S. Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. Students from foreign law schools are also eligible to participate as long as they have a law degree and are enrolled in postgraduate law studies.

Students who have completed their studies (through the completion of the required units necessary for the awarding of the LL.M. degree) by December 2022 are unable to be part of a team. Students must be enrolled in an LL.M. or postgraduate law studies at the moment of the competition.

The competition focuses primarily on oral advocacy before a panel of arbitration experts. Participants are required to submit a brief argument outline. No other written memorandum is required. The Competition alternates every year between a problem involving an International Commercial Dispute and a problem arising out of an Investment Protection Law or BIT Provision.