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For all general enquiries about the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition, please email [email protected]

Access to IISL papers for all registered teams

All registered participants in the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition will be granted exclusive access for the duration of the competition to IISL Colloquium papers (from 2005 to date), from the International Astronautical Congress archive.

Please request your login and password to access the server from your regional organiser.

We are grateful to our partner the IAF for making this possible.

Sample Memorials and World Finals Videos

Sample memorials

The 2008 team from the University of Augsburg, Germany, which was the winner of the Best Memorials in the World Finals, has kindly agreed to allow us to post their memorials here as a reference. Please note that the rules concerning the formatting of memorials may have changed.

Memorials for each year’s winning team may also be found in the Proceedings of the IISL Colloquium.

The following memorials are from opponent teams in the World Finals:

Note that these sample memorials cannot be printed or copied.



Useful links


Journals and other Publications on Space Law and Policy

  • Air and Space Law (Kluwer)
  • Annals of Air and Space Law (McGill University)
  • Journal of Air Law and Commerce
  • Journal of Space Law
  • Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL)
  • Revue Française de Droit Aérien et Spatial (RFDAS, Pédone) (in French)
  • Space Policy (Elsevier)
  • Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht (ZLW) in German (with selected articles in English and French)


Student Guidance

Here is a text that may help to guide students to prepare memorials and oral arguments.

Here is another guide for students:

An article on how to prepare memorials was also published by the Journal on Space Law. The name of the article is Doyle S., Preparing Written Briefs for International Law Competitions: A Primer. Journal of Space Law, 2005, vol 2, p. 447-457 (in e-format p. 206-216). You may find the journal here:

For Spanish speakers, there is a ‘Preparation Guide for the Lachs Competition’ prepared by the Mexican students, under supervision of their faculty advisors, that participated in the 2016 NA Regional. You can find it here.