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. 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.

The 2019 IMLAM competition will be held at Erasmus University in Rotterdam from 30 June - 5 July. 

Registration for the 2018/19 IMLAM team is now closed. Please check back in winter 2019.​

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 2 pages)
  • An expression of interest explaining their motivation for applying (1 page)
  • Academic transcript


The 2018 IMLAM competition will be hosted by UQ.

Should a student’s financial situation present a barrier to participation in the moot, the student is invited to contact the Director of Mooting via email at


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