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International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot

Murdoch University is pleased to offer the IMLAM Moot for the benefit of law students worldwide. The moot is a competition open to any students enrolled in a law degree (either undergraduate or postgraduate) who have not been admitted to practice. The moot problem will involve a dispute relating to commercial maritime law and the controversy will be determined before an arbitral tribunal pursuant to the L.M.A.A. terms or other recognised terms. Students need not have previously studied maritime law and in fact several past winning teams had no prior knowledge of maritime law before undertaking the moot.

The venue for the oral competition changes every year, and generally rotates between Australia, South East Asia and Europe. The moot is exceptionally well supported by the maritime industry and maritime law firms. An enjoyable social program accompanies the competition to enable students to forge contacts with students from other law schools and meet with senior members of the profession and the maritime industry. We pride ourselves on running a friendly but intellectually rigorous competition which gives a real insight into this fascinating and important area of law, while honing the advocacy skills of student teams.

Details of the competition, together with the registration form for the coming year, will be available online at the School of Law website in early October. The website also contains the problem from previous years and the winning memoranda, as well as links to videos on the IMLAM youtube channel.  You can follow IMLAM on twitter @IMLAMMurdoch to be informed of the latest events and deadlines.