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2007 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

The 2007 competition had total of 54 teams participating across all three regions, with 9 universities in North America, 6 universities in Europe and 39 universities in the Asia Pacific Region.

The world semi-final was held on 25 September between the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and George Washington University (United States).

The world final was held on 27 September at the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research. Hyderabad.

The 2007 problem, Case Concerning International Liability (Emeralda v Mazonia), was written by Jean-Francois Mayence (Belgium) and David Sagar (United Kingdom).

For more information about the competition, please visit the dedicated website at


George Washington University (United States)
David J. Western, Magin T. Puig-Monsen and Carlos F. Laboy
Coached by Prof. Henry R. Hertzfeld


University of Queensland (Australia)
Rola Lin, Breanna Hamilton and Alexander Meaney
Coached by Mr Matthew Jones


University of Leiden (Netherlands)
Jason Bonin, Scott Phillips and Lauren Payne
Coached by Dr Frans von der Dunk

Best Memorials, Eilene Galloway Award

University of Queensland (Australia)

Best Oralist, Sterns and Tennen Award

Rola Lin (University of Queensland)

Members of the International Court of Justice judging the World Finals

Judge Abdul G. Koroma (Sierra Leone)
Judge Hisashi Owada (Japan)
Judge Peter Tomka (Slovakia)

Semi-Final Judges

Prof. Elisabeth Back Impallomeni (Italy)
Prof. Jonathan Galloway (United States)
Prof. V. S. Mani (India)


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