International Moot Court Competitions

International Moot Court Funding 2014-2015

The Hauser Global Law School offers financial support to assist the participation of JD and LLM students currently attending NYU School of Law in international moot court competitions. Please note that funds are limited and funding will be determined based on the number of applications and resources available. Previously funded competitions include the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot, D. M. Harish Memorial International Moot Court Competition, Jean-Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, and the International Criminal Court Moot Competition.


Objectives

The Hauser Global Law School strives to make available funds to support NYU School of Law students as they travel and compete in moot courts. Students' participation is intended to raise the profile of NYU School of Law among those competing, administering and attending the moot courts, and in publications resulting from competition.


Eligibility

All JD and LLM students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for international moot court funding. Students must be enrolled at the Law School at the time of travel. Funding applications are limited to one per JD or LLM student per academic year. Applicants will not be funded more than three times during the course of their studies.

In order to support our students' competing abroad, the application must be made well in advance of the date of the competition to allow the Hauser Global Law School office to process funding application and possible payment of registration fees, etc.


Criteria for Selection

The criteria used to judge funding applications will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The extent to which the event furthers the objectives of the Hauser Global Law School to provide a non-U.S. perspective on legal or policy issues, topics, and problems;
  • The academic/intellectual value of the competition - in particular, whether the event pertains to a seminar or course, or whether the participants have worked closely on the project with a member of the faculty, including Global Faculty;
  • The extent to which the trip involves a broad spectrum of the Law School community (i.e. both LLM and JD students, both American and international students);
  • A presumptive limit of 4 students plus one coach participating in any particular competition;
  • The practical arrangements of the competition, including: the cost of the trip and efforts made to secure other sources of support; evidence of detailed planning and preparation for the event, including the involvement of a faculty member; the nature and legitimacy of the selection process utilized to form the team.

Funding Application Information & Materials

Only those applications that are complete upon submission will be considered for funding. The following materials are required for application:

  • Curriculum vitae. All team members, including the coach, must submit curriculum vitae.
  • Amount and payment deadline of registration fees. In cases where the registration fee includes participation fees (such as housing, food, etc.) this must be indicated and itemized by the Team Administrator. Payment instructions (accepted method of payment, currency, contact information, etc.) should also be included.
  • A copy or print-out of the program of the event. This may be from a website, or correspondence from the event's organizer.
  • Proof that the students have been accepted as participants in the event.
  • Completed and signed Team Administrator Approval Form. This form must be signed by all participants.
  • Copy or scan of NYU ID. Please submit copies/scans of NYU ID for all those students participating in the event.
  • Copy or scan of current passport. Please submit copies/scans of each traveller's current passport.

Please print or type the funding application, electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete. Incomplete or handwritten applications will not be considered. More detailed information, requirements and exclusions can be found in the International Moot Court Funding Guidelines.


Submitting the Application

All complete applications should be submitted to:
Hauser Global Law School
245 Sullivan Street, Suite 340
New York, NY 10012 USA
Telephone: (212) 998-6691
Facsimile: (212) 995-4656
law.global@nyu.edu