In May 2009, in co-operation with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia (CIArb), the International Law Committee staged the inaugural CIArb/YL International Arbitration Moot.

This co-operation will continue in 2011, with the third CIArb/YL International Arbitration Moot to be held on Saturday 10 September 2011 at the Australian International Disputes Centre.

Attracting participants from Perth and Brisbane, this event is a showcase of the appeal of arbitration amongst young lawyers and has cemented its place as a progressive and high quality competition.

This event is also a great opportunity to experience the real world of arbitration and network with some of the pre-eminent professionals in the field to discuss the recent changes to both the state and federal legislation on arbitration.

The Competition’s main prize for Best Orator, won last year by Derek Wong, is a place in the Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration Course. The course is run jointly by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia and the University of New South Wales. The prize is valued at over $7000!

Other prizes are awarded for ‘Winning Team’, ‘Best Written Submissions’ and ‘Spirit of the Arbitration Moot’. Prizes last year for these categories were kindly donated by The Federation Press, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press.

We welcome Young Lawyers (lawyers under the age of 36 or in their first five years of practice) and students from around the country to apply to compete in this unique competition.

Applications to compete are now open and will close on 18 July 2011. For more information on the event and details on how to apply, please click here.

Please contact the Chair of the International Law Committee at if you wish to find out more about our fantastic Moot.