National Rounds Malaysia

We are delighted to inform you that LAWASIA and the Bar Council are organising National Rounds for the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition.

The National Rounds will be held on Saturday, 11th August 2018 and Sunday, 12th August 2018 at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration) ("AIAC"). The AIAC is housed in the 85-year-old Bangunan Sulaiman, which was previously home to the Federal Territory Syariah Court. In conjunction with its 40th anniversary, the KLRCA was officially renamed AIAC. "We have experienced immense growth since we first started, and I am excited to see what the future holds. Innovation is a key pillar of the Centre – we are constantly improving, evolving, and upgrading ourselves to reflect the changing needs of the industry. As such, our rebranding is a timely exercise that not only commemorates our heritage, but mirrors the vision that we have moving forward", said Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo, Director of the newly rebranded AIAC.

Although some universities or colleges may feel that their students are disadvantaged by the topics presented in Moot Problem, LAWASIA believes that legal practice lawyers should be adaptive and versatile in researching the law. Teaching law students the ability to face challenges and having strong tenacity are important aspects to their training as young lawyers.

"Winning is not final and losing is never fatal," Sir Winston Churchill eloquently expresses his thoughts and perspectives of winning and losing in those simple yet, profound words. We believe that all participating students will leave the competition as winners – enriched by the experience, prepared for what is to come and inspired to reach out to the stars; for it is not failure itself that destroys mankind but the inability to accept defeat with grace, strength of character and the lack of moral fibre that causes the collapse of civilisations.

It is with those thoughts in mind that LAWASIA together with the Bar Council, extend this invitation to you to join this endeavour by sending your best teams to participate in the National Rounds of the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition. We look forward to your participation.