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LawInSports Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM) 2022 for East African Students

Applications for LawInSports Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM) are now open.

When is the Application Deadline:

12th December 2021 at 6pm (Kenyan time)

Tell Me About LawInSports Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM):

With the aim of promoting sports law and arbitration in Africa, Parmars in collaboration with Sports Legal, calls for applications from interested candidates from the Eastern Africa region: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Rwanda and Burundi to participate in the LawInSport SLAM 2022.

SLAM is a unique initiative, with the objective of providing a world-class moot competition that promotes greater knowledge of the values and rules of international sports arbitration, a key dispute resolution mechanism in the sector.

About SLAM

SLAM is a not-for-profit competition with the entry fees being used to fund the administrative and organisational costs (including travel assistance for finalists if needed) as well as the education of participants.

SLAM has been designed to make sports arbitration more inclusive and diverse, so that no matter where you are located or your financial circumstances you will be able to participate. 

SLAM was founded in 2019 by SportLex – Sports Law Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and supported by LawInSport since its conception. SLAM is now a LawInSport event.

Blaz Tomazin Bolcar, founder of SportLaw and co-founder of SLAM said: “We are very excited about the future of SLAM. It is the right time for SLAM to develop further and reach its potential, much like when your child leaves home for University. Passing the project to LawInSport is the way SLAM will truly become the world’s premier sports law moot.”

Sean Cottrell, Co-Founder of LawInSport, added: “It is a privilege for LawInSport to be entrusted to develop SLAM and help to ensure that sports law and alternative dispute resolution in sport is more accessible to people from all parts of the world. It is an exciting and inclusive project which we know will add tremendous value to the sports law community. In the long-term SLAM will be an important project helping to develop talent and raise the advocacy standards of sports law practitioners.”

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply?

Law students from the Eastern Africa region: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Rwanda and Burundi)

Which Countries are Eligible?

The Semi-Finals and Finals will be held in London. 

What is the Benefit of LawInSports Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM)?

  • Teams will be offered a scholarship package (includes registration fee and virtual supplementary package)
  • 5 slots for 5 teams – one team per country (2 participants per team -and MUST be from the same university)

How Long will the Program Last?

  • Course – how to write legal submissions – 9 December 2021
  • Case sent to registered teams – 17 December 2021
  • Period for clarification questions – 18 December to 5 January 2022
  • Written submission deadline – 14 February 2022
  • Results of written submission judging announced to teams – 14 March 2022
  • Course on making effective oral arguments (open to all registered teams regardless of qualification into the quarter-finals) – 17 March 2022
  • Quarter Finals (Online) – 21-27 March 2022
  • Semi-Finals & Finals (In person) – 21-22 April 2022 

How to Apply for LawInSports Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM):

Applications sent to [email protected]

  • CV
  • Official Introductory Letter from university and
  • Proof of financial need

Visit LawInSports Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM) Webpage for Details