LawInSports Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM) 2023 for East African Students

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

When is the Application Deadline:

31st January 2023

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 2023.

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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)

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?

  1. Competition registration opened – 30 Sep 2022
  2. Release of moot problem & moot rules – 10 Nov 2022
  3. Period for moot problem clarification questions – 1 Nov 2022 to 04 Jan 2023
  4. Written submission deadline (registration closes) – 31 Jan 2023
  5. Results of written submission – 10 Feb 2023
  6. Regional Oral Finals (online): 25 – 26 Feb 2023
    • Europe
    • North, Central & South America
    • Asia, Middle East & Oceania
    • Africa
  7. Quarter-Finals (online via ZOOM) – 04 – 05 Mar 2023
  8. Results of Quarter-Finals released and moot problem released for final rounds – 06 Mar 2023
  9. Clarification questions for problem for semi-finals and finals – 20 Mar 2023
  10. Finals & Semi-Finals, in person at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland – 22 – 23 Apr 2023

The Semi-Finals and Finals will be held in person at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland.

We will also be conducting training for written submissions and oral arguments for all participants, the dates for which shall be confirmed in due course.

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

Register your team here.

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


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