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The prestigious International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot Competition [IMLAM] is a competition for all law students worldwide.

I extend a warm invitation to all maritime arbitrators, maritime lawyers and other maritime professionals to join us. You will help provide a ‘real world’ experience and valuable training to the maritime lawyers of tomorrow.

Who takes part?
Each year upwards of 25 teams and more than 120 mooters compete, with oral competitions held over 5 days in the first week of July. In 2019 the competition will run from 30 June to 5 July 2019.

What does it involve?
The moot problem typically involves a commercial shipping dispute, to be determined by an arbitral panel according to the LMAA Terms or other equivalent rules. The problem is designed to incorporate difficult but realistic issues of substantive maritime law in an arbitration context.
Each team prepares comprehensive memoranda in support of the Claimant and the Respondent in the dispute. In the general rounds, each team argues twice for each side. The top scoring 8 teams proceed to a knockout final series culminating in the grand final.
Arbitrators sit in panels of three to hear each moot session. Arbitrators receive a kit, including a guide to the issues. Arbitrators can volunteer to hear a single session, a full day or multiple sessions over several days. The scoring system is simple and students are very appreciative.

Would you like to help?
With over 60 moots held during the course of 4 days, the success of the moot depends on the assistance of volunteer arbitrators. Volunteer arbitrators tell us that they find the event both enjoyable and fulfilling, and many return to assist in subsequent years.
We are always eager for additional volunteers to join us. If you think you may be able to assist, please see our website and register as a volunteer here. We would be delighted to see you at IMLAM!

Please find further information on the flyer here.

Please find the invitation to arbitrate here.