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 held in July 2017.

Applications have now closed. Please check back in semester 2, 2017.

Note: Students may apply to more than one moot without prejudice to their applications. Offers for IMLAM, Vis and India Moots will be made at the same time and students may indicate their preferences as between these competitions.

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)
  • PDF of study report

It is anticipated that there will be selection trials held in October.

Students will receive a grant to cover a portion of their airfare to the competition. Registration and accommodation is provided by the Law School.

Students are responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visas for travel to the region.

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.