The International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot (IMLAM) involves a dispute relating to commercial maritime law and the controversy is determined before an arbitral tribunal. Students need not have previously studied maritime law (though it is an advantage) and in fact, several past winning teams have had no prior knowledge of maritime law before undertaking the moot. The moot is exceptionally well supported by the maritime industry and maritime law firms. The competition enables students to forge contacts with students from other law schools and meet with senior members of the profession and the maritime industry.

The 2024 IMLAM Competition will be hosted in person by the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University, Wales between the 7th and 12th July 2024.

Applications for the 2024 IMLAM Team are now open until 11.59pm, Sunday 26th November 2023.

Please note that trials and interviews will be conducted in person, where possible.

Note: Students may apply to more than one moot without prejudice to their applications. For those students applying for more than one international moot, please email your preferences to for consideration.

Students interested in applying should upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (no more than two pages)
  • An expression of interest explaining their motivation for applying (one page)
  • Academic transcript

Competitors will need to ensure they are available to travel end of June/early July to attend the competition.

The Law School will cover the cost of accommodation in Wales, for the duration of the competition.

Competitors will also receive a student support payment, that should substantially cover the cost of their airfares, to and from Brisbane - Wales.

Students participating in IMLAM will be automatically eligible for 2# of course credit.

Applications for the 2024 IMLAM Team are now open.

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Congratulations to our 2023 Maritime winners

UQ was victorious in the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot marking a tenth world-title win. Read more about the 2023 champion team.