The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) organises the The Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition each year. It is an important part of the organisation’s outreach programme, and its principal mechanism for engaging future generations of space law experts. The competition is based on a hypothetical space law dispute before the International Court of Justice.
The World Finals for 2011 are to be held on 6 October 2011 at the High Court of Cape Town, South Africa. The problem for 2011 is the Case concerning Environmental Contamination and Harmful Interference in Space Activities (Zuris v. Nova Freedonia) written by Dr Patricia Sterns and Dr Les Tennen (United States).