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1998 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

Monash University, Australia, hosted the first world final to be held in the Southern Hemisphere on 1 October 1998 in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The 1998 problem, Case Concerning the Commercial Exploitation of the Moon: The Rover Games Project (Freedom v Bravatia), was written by Dr Declan O'Donnell and Dr John Gantt (United States).

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University of North Carolina (United States) Robin Frankenberry and Gary Smith


University of Helsinki (Finland) Mirkka Mykkanen and James Summers

Best Memorials, Eilene Galloway Award

University of Helsinki (Finland)

Best Oralist, Sterns and Tennen Award

Robin Frankenberry (United States)

Judging the World Finals

Judge Christopher Weeramantry (Sri Lanka)
Judge Abdul G. Koroma (Sierra Leone)
Judge Vladlen S. Vereshchetin (Russia)

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