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About LAWASIA

LAWASIA is an international organisation of lawyers’ associations, individual lawyers, judges, legal academics, and others that focus on the interests and concerns of the legal profession in the Asia Pacific region. LAWASIA facilitates its members’ participation in the most dynamic economic region in the world. Since its inception in 1966, LAWASIA has built an enviable reputation among lawyers, business people and governments, both within and outside the region, as a committed, productive and genuinely representative organisation.
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About Mooting

The Moot Standing Committee acknowledges the importance of and observes that mooting has emerged as a critical component of legal education simply because it provides the skills training element for the fundamental skills necessary for a prospective lawyer. Indeed many leading law schools have either made mooting compulsory or forms an important part of the curriculum. Mooting offers a systematic training process of the essential skills of problem solving, legal analysis, drafting legal submissions and the development of public speaking. The ability to articulate one’s thoughts and arguments condensing disparate, often conflicting legal authorities into succinct and persuasive arguments is arguably the single most important weaponry in the lawyer’s arsenal.

Some Law Schools have yet to recognise the importance of mooting where it is considered an extracurricular activity confined to and organised by the student body. Such neglect cannot be allowed to continue if we are to raise the standards of our lawyers to meet the needs of a globalised world. We recognise that the constrains of individual Law Schools and for this reason the Committee would encourage all Law Schools not only to participate but hopes that its students would be encouraged to attend the Competition.
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About the 13th LAWASIA International Moot

It is with great pleasure that we at LAWASIA International Moot Secretariat welcome you to the 13th anniversary of LAWASIA International Moot Competition. A decade might not be very long but we have challenged the unchallenged during this short span of time and have explored various unchartered jurisdictions to organise the LAWASIA International Moots along with the annual LAWASIA Conference. For the 12th Moot Competition last year, we travelled to Tokyo, Japan where we celebrated an important milestone: the 30th LAWASIA Conference. The theme for the 30th LAWASIA Conference was “Big Leaps Through the Rule of Law”.

The LAWASIA International Moot Competition continues to bring mooting into law schools’ curriculums throughout the world as well as to serve as a platform for friendships to be forged. It has indeed been an enjoyable journey. Over 1,000 students have taken part in the LAWASIA International Moots Competition and our alumni come from approximately 60 law schools from 30 different jurisdictions. For this year's competition, students will be faced with a series of challenging topics including international trade, commercial law and contract law. We look forward to seeing you in Siem Reap, Cambodia!