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 competition begins later this year when the moot problem is released (usually November/December) with the competition is expected to be held in mid 2018.

Applications are now closed.

Applications are now open, closing 4pm 6th September 2017. Go to the Apply tab to complete your online application.

Interviews will be conducted in mid-September 2017.

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 his/her participation in the moot, s/he is invited to contact the Director of Mooting.


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