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Tulane University Law School Moot Court

Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition  


Teams from all over the Americas converge to participate in a unique moot court opportunity: an overseas competition in which students from different countries argue in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, with simultaneous translation services provided. The event is also unique in its location – the inaugural 2011 event was the first international, multi-lingual moot court competition held in South America.  Tulane University Law School's Payson Center is proud to contribute to the growth of opportunities for students to learn courtroom skills in the Americas, and to strengthen relationships between the United States and its neighbors.        

The Tulane Law School Moot Court Board, along with the Payson Center, collaborate with the Universidad de los Andes (UniAndes) and FGV Direito Rio (FGV) to host this annual event. While the main theme is sustainable development, the competition necessarily draws from other areas of law, including human rights, energy, and environmental law. 

Please visit the official website: 

To register online for the 2015 competition, please click on the "Other Competitions" tab at the top of this page and follow the links provided 



Colin Crawford
Professor and Executive Director
Payson Center for International Development
Phone: (504) 862-3525
Email: colin.crawford@tulane.edu


Christopher Walton
United States Co-Chair
Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition
Email: cwalton1









About the 2013 Competition (March 6-9, 2013)

We invite all law school moot court teams to attend the 2013 groundbreaking competition, hosted by UniAndes in Bogotá, Colombia. The official competition dates are March 6-9, 2013. More information, including registration deadlines, will be posted in the next few weeks. 

The UniAndes campus is located in beautiful and dynamic Bogotá, one of the most vibrant cities in the Americas. During the last decade, it has experienced impressive urban and cultural transformations, along with fast-paced growth stimulated by the renovation of public spaces and infrastructure. The city has much to offer even the casual visitor--from spectacular geographic diversity to delicious gastronomic offerings and a myriad of cultural activities. Join us! 


About the 2012 Competition (March 1-3, 2012)

The Fundaçao Getúlio Vargas Law School (FGV), together with the Tulane University School of Law Payson Center for International Development (Payson Centerand the Universidad de los Andes (UniAndes)are proud to announce the successful completion of the Second Annual Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition, which was held March 1-3, 2012 at FGV Direito Rio’s campus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   

Winners of the 2012 Competition:  

Best Team: Universidad del Rosario         

Runner Up: Universidade de São Paulo   

Best Oralist: Carolina Garcia, Universidad de los Andes 


Documents (English) / Documentos (Español/ Português)   

2012 Inter-American List of Participants   

2012 Inter-American FAQs, Second Installment   

2012 Inter-American FAQs About the Problem   

2012 Rules (English)   

2012 Problem, English   

2012 Rules (Spanish)   

2012 Problem, Spanish   

2012 Problem, Portuguese   

2012 Inter-American General FAQs 

2012 Inter-American Registration Form 

2011 Inter-American List of Participants   










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