Email the IISL Asia Pacific Representative:

Chief Director: Prof. Souichirou KOZUKA (Japan)

General Advisor: Prof. Setsuko AOKI (Japan)

External Relations: Prof. Masahiko SATO (Japan)

Associate Regional Organizer: Mr. Gopalakrishnan V. (India)

Assistant Regional Organizer: Ms. Yui NAKAMA (Japan)

Assistant Regional Organizer: Mr. Shunshi DEGUCHI (Japan)

Memorials Coordinator: Mr. Bryant Mishima-BAKER (USA)

Chief Clerk: Ms. Reiko KAWAI (Japan)

About the Asia Pacific Regional Round

The IISL introduced the Asia Pacific Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in 1999. The winner of this round represents the Asia-Pacific region at the World Finals, to be held in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress.

The Asia Pacific Regional Round is governed by the Asia-Pacific Regional Rules of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition.

About the IISL Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition


•   Held yearly since 1992 by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL)

•   Involves about 80-100 law schools from around the world every year

• Prior space law course NOT a prerequisite. Many schools that have no space law course have won Regional Rounds and World Finals

• Largest round in the five Regional Rounds: Africa, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe

World Finals:

•  Traditionally judged by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judges.

• Held in October along with the International Astronautical Congress, which provides opportunities to meet space lawyers and space industry representatives from around the world.

•   The 2024 World Finals will take place in Milan, Italy.

Information on this year's MLSLMCC Case

For general information on this year's Moot Court Case, please visit:

Registration and payment (closed)

Registration 2024

Registration Deadline: 31 December 2023 [!CLOSED!]

The registration will require following steps. Please check in beforehand:

1) Register online [CLOSED]

2) Sign the IISL License and attach it to your registration in the respective field.

3) Submit the registration fee of 40,000 JPY to the PayPal account of the Regional Organizing Committee. (Assosiated cost will be added in the invoice.)

Payment instructions will be provided to your Point of Contact upon your registration. The payment due will be 10 January 2024.

(Bank transfer will also be available however with higher commission fee depending on the banks. If you request bank transfer, please inform us after your registration.)

Each team must have one faculty advisor. In addition, a team may have one assistant advisor.

Registration fee 2024

The 40,000 JPY (FOURTY THOUSAND JAPANESE YEN) registration fee per team. (Assosiated cost excluded.)

Participating Teams shall comply with the Specific Regional Rules of the Asia-Pacific Regional Round, (adopted pursuant to article 2(2) of the Official Rules of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition), for participation of the Asia Pacific Regional Rounds 2024 in all respects.

If a Sponsor wish to organize a National Funding Round in accordance with the Article 6 of the Specific Regional Rules of the Asia-Pacific Regional Round, the Sponsor needs to coordinate with the Regional Organizer IN ADVANCE as such.


More information is available on the dedicated website for the 2024 Asia Pacific Regional Round here: (external link).

Official Rules

MLSLMCC Official Rules

The Latin American Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition is governed by the Offical Rules of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition. The Official Rules were last updated in 2022 and are available below.

More information can be found here:

Regional Rules

The Asian Pacific Regional Round furthermore is governed by a set of Regional Rules, adopted pursuant to Article 2(2) of the Official Rules. The Regional Rules were last updated in 2014.

IISL Licence

Moreover, there is an IISL Licence&Declaration form for the Asia-Pacific Round, which is available below.