2015 Niagara Moot Court Competition

February 20 & 21, Washington DC

This year’s Niagara problem raises exciting and relevant international legal issues. The fact pattern involves international tension between counties that are the world’s largest trading partners. The dispute centers around a family separated by deportation and the issue of water rights concerning the industrial use of resources connected to the Great Lakes. Both these issues involve law that is far from settled and confronts evolving realities in the international legal, political, and economic context.

About the Niagara Moot

The Canada-United States Law Institute administers the Niagara International Moot Court Competition, an international law moot that draws teams from law schools in Canada and the United States.

Participating teams address a hypothetical dispute affecting the bi-lateral relationship before the International Court of Justice. The Institute recruits teams, promulgates rules, establishes deadlines, approves the problem, and settles disputes.

The competition is open to all law schools and law faculty across the world!

Niagara International Moot Court Competition
C/O Canada-US Law Institute
11075 East Blvd. RM. 245A
Cleveland, Ohio, USA 44106
Phone: (216) 368-1799
Email: niagara@case.edu


- Niagara Problem
- Problem Clarification
- Competition Info Packet
- Online Registration
- Memorial Grader Form
- Memorial Grader Instructions
- Judge Registration
- Final Round Judges
- Release Forms

- Competition Schedule
- Memorials
- Judge Instructions
- Competition Pairings
- Awards Results

Competition Directors

Ian A. Laird
Niagara Moot Court Chair
Special Legal Consultant
Crowell and Moring

Patrick Maloney
Competition Director
Case Western Reserve University School of Law