The CIArb Centenary International Arbitration Moot provides an opportunity for penultimate and final year university students, law graduates and new solicitors* to exercise and improve their advocacy skills in an international arbitration.
What is involved
Teams comprising up to four members compete in two preliminary rounds (once as Claimant and once as Respondent) to determine which teams will progress to the semi-finals round. The semi-final and grand final rounds will be held in Sydney on 23 November 2015, during Arbitration Week. Teams from across Australia will compete before a panel of three arbitrators in both the semi-final and final rounds. The Grand Final moot will be followed by a celebratory afternoon tea which will include a presentation of certificates for all participants. Prizes for the Winning Team and Best Advocate will be awarded at the CIArb Centenary Black Tie Gala Dinner on 24 November 2015.
Enhance your practical problem-solving skills and gain the invaluable experience of appearing in front of national and international arbitrators. Participants will also be exposed to various procedural issues that may arise during the course of arbitration.
The criteria for the moots are as follows:
- Overall presentation, conversational style, demeanour and eye contact (10 marks).
- Coherency of legal argument and signposting (10 marks).
- Ability to answer questions from the bench and ability to deviate from notes (10 marks).
- Knowledge of the facts and the relevant law (10 marks).
A score sheet will be provided to you prior to the preliminary rounds.
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