INSOL International and the International Insolvency Institute are honoured to invite your law school to participate in the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot Competition (the Fletcher Moot), the oral rounds for which will take place, as previously announced, in a virtual online format in March 2021.

Professor Ian Fletcher was an eminent scholar, internationally recognised for his outstanding achievements in the field of international insolvency law.  When this competition was established, Professor Fletcher kindly agreed that it bear his name. His message to the inaugural participants was that it would be an intellectual tournament requiring a spirit of adventure and a dedication to scholarship. And so it has proved to be. Sadly, Professor Fletcher passed away in 2018.  This competition named in his honour continues with the support of leading universities and the leading international institutions in this field.

The Fletcher Moot welcomes universities from around the world to participate in a mooting competition dealing with international insolvency litigation. The competition provides a unique opportunity for students to experience real-world court proceedings before international panels of prestigious judges.

Your law school needs to register to compete in the first round of written submissions, with the opportunity to progress to virtual oral rounds. If your team is successful in the written submissions round, our Moot Registrar will contact you to let you know that you are advancing to the final rounds. There is no cost to registering and participating in the initial written submissions round. A registration fee of GBP350 applies to teams who qualify for the virtual oral rounds. After consulting earlier this summer with law schools and with academic members of INSOL International and the International Insolvency Institute, we have decided that up to a maximum of 12 teams will be invited to participate in the virtual oral rounds based on their performance in the written submissions round.

For more information about the competition, including the competition timeline, competition rules, and key milestones, please visit our website www.ianfletcherinsolvencymoot.com

Registration is now open and will close on 16 October 2020.

A moot team may comprise of between two to four law students, who shall be enrolled as full-time or part-time students either of a first degree in law, including Juris Doctor (JD), or for any postgraduate qualification in law below the level of commencing a doctoral program in the law school they represent at the time of the Competition. However, no team member may have previously been or currently be a licensed legal practitioner.

The moot problem will be posted on the website by 11 September 2020.

Please email any registration and administrative queries to the Moot Registrar at fletchermootregistrar@insol.org.

We look forward to welcoming your law school’s participation in the competition.

Yours sincerely,

Adrian Walters
Moot Coordinator

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

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