Qatar Airways/McGill Intramural Air Law Speed Moot Court Competition

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

The Qatar Airways/McGill Intramural Air Law Speed Moot Court 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. Participants in the moot court will be awarded with 1 study credit.

The first edition of the Air Law Speed Moot Competition took place in March 2018 at McGill University. This event was, in effect, a soft launch of the new sponsored Qatar Airways/McGill Intramural Air Law Speed Moot Court Competition.

Overview of the Air Law Speed Moot

The 2019 edition of the McGill Intramural Air Law Speed Moot Competition will be held on 21-22 March 2019.

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 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. 

Participants in the moot court will be awarded with 1 study credit.

Compromis

The Case Concerning Drone Interference with Operations at Roberts International Airport is the 2019 moot problem. The case deals with issues arising out of drone penetration of public airport facilities.


Registration

Teams are requested to please download and send in the registration form by 7 March 2019.

Before registering, please pay attention to the following conditions of participation from Student Affairs Office

  • Participation will be recognised with 1 study credit:
    Specialized Topics in Law 1
    Advanced Mooting 1
  • Pre-requisite for participation is: PRAC 200 Advocacy.
  • The moot is unfortunately not open to First year students
  • Participation is not open to students that are currently completing or have already completed PRAC 510 Advanced Mooting 1

Rules of Procedure

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

 

    The Air Law Speed Moot Court Competition is proudly sponsored by Skytrax five-star airline Qatar Airways.