McGill Intramural Air Law Moot

The McGill Institute of Air and Space Law is pleased to announce the launch of a new intramural "speed moot" competition focusing on issues in the specialised domain of air law.

The McGill Intramural Air Law Speed Moot Competition will provide McGill law students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with the unique opportunity to grapple with fascinating topics and legal issues in aviation, and provide a platform for budding lawyers to perfect their oral advocacy and public speaking skills.

The first rendition of the Air Law Speed Moot Competition will take place on Friday 23 March 2018 at McGill University. This event is, in effect, a soft launch of a new sponsored McGill Intramural Air Law Moot Court Competition that will begin formally in 2019. There will be a post-moot celebration dinner and prizes for the best team and the best individual oralist. 

We look forward to having you at the moot. We hope it will be a fun way to launch this new sponsored intramural competition.

Brief overview of the Intramural Air Law Speed Moot Competition

To participate, each team must have two members. There will be no written submissions. Teams will make oral arguments only. The forum tribunal will be the International Court of Justice. The case problem will involve the international air law principle, found in many bilateral air services treaties, that puts a restrictive cap on the amount of foreign ownership of national airlines. The case will have only two principal issues (one for each team member). Arguments will be limited to 15 minutes for each team. Each team will argue at least once for the appellant and once for the respondent. 


Teams are requested to please send in their registration form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday 16 March 2018.

The Compromis of the 2018 McGill Air Law "Speed Moot" Court Competition (The State of McGillia v. the State of Concordia in the Matter of State Subsidies to Airlines) is available for download.

The Rules of Procedure governing the McGill Air Law "Speed Moot" Court Competition is available here.