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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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
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About the 12th LAWASIA International Moot
It is with great pleasure that we, the LAWASIA International Moot Secretariat welcome you all to the 12th anniversary of the LAWASIA International Moot Competition. A decade might not be very long time in the life of an organisation.
However, during this short span, we have challenged the unchallenged and have travelled to various unchartered jurisdictions to deliver the LAWASIA International Moots along with the annual LAWASIA Conference. On our 11th Moot Competition last year, we travelled to Sri Lanka where LAWASIA celebrated its 50th Jubilee year. It has indeed been an enjoyable journey. Over 1,000 students have taken part in the LAWASIA International Moots and our alumni come from approximately 60 law schools from 30 different jurisdictions. In this year's moot competition, students will be faced with a challenging problem with regards to intellectual property law, international trade, commercial law and contract law. We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo, Japan this year!