The annual Shalakany Arbitration Moot (“SAM”) was first held in 2014, it provides an effective and fun method of hands on education. In the SAM competition, students are given a legal case that includes evidence, exhibits, correspondence between parties, and clients with varying concerns and legal issues. University student acts as counsel for each party.

Each team participating in the SAM competition is composed of two to eight students, advocating for both the Claimant and the Respondent. Each team is required to prepare two (2) legal memoranda based on the facts of the case provided, then participate in oral pleadings. The SAM competition is carried out completely in English.

Four members of the winning team of the SAM are fully sponsored by the Firm to participate the following year in the renowned Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in either Vienna or Hong Kong.


The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition (“Vis Moot”) is the largest international arbitration moot competition in the world. The Vis Moot takes place in Vienna and Hong Kong.

Over 350 law schools from all around the world participate in the competition.

The Firm sponsors 4 members of the winning team of the SAM competition to participate in the Vis Moot.


To complement the volunteering work of the Firm in development of practical application field for studying the law and in effort to prepare the students to practice the legal profession, our Firm is organizing a competition for the first time in Arabic for law students in various universities across Egypt and the Middle East.

The Shalakany Litigation Moot (“SLM”) consists of a simulation of a claim including facts and the legal questions thereof. The students then get divided into the plaintiff and the defendant and each group stats conducting research of the claim and drafting defense memoranda. The claim will be based on previous real claims filed before the Egyptian Courts. In addition, the students will be delivering their oral pleadings before well-known lawyers and practitioners who get nominated as judges in the competition.


The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, commonly known as the Jessup Moot, is the world’s largest and most prestigious moot court competition dedicated to international law. Named after Philip C. Jessup, a notable jurist who served on the International Court of Justice, the competition has been organized annually since 1960 by the International Law Students Association (ILSA).

The Jessup Moot involves a simulated dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Law students from around the globe participate, representing the fictional countries in the dispute. They prepare detailed legal briefs (memorials) and present oral arguments on issues of international law.

The competition is structured in several stages, starting at the national level, with winners advancing to regional rounds and finally the international rounds held in Washington, D.C. Participants engage in rigorous legal research and advocacy, grappling with complex international law issues that often reflect current global challenges.

The Jessup Moot not only helps in honing the legal and advocacy skills of participants but also fosters a deeper understanding of international legal processes and promotes a culture of peaceful dispute resolution among future legal professionals.

Our firm administers and runs the National Rounds of the Jessup. We call on some of the best lawyers in the country to judge in the oral rounds and score memorials. Our aim is to increase the number of participating schools and push forward the mooting culture in Egypt. We only register the teams and communicate with International Law Student Association (“ILSA”) on the status of the National Rounds.

The International Rounds take place in Washington D.C. Universities from all nations participate and the Championship Round is judged by 3 sitting International Court of Justice judges.

Both the National and International Rounds are carried out completely in English.

Our Firm partly sponsors along with other sponsors the winning team in the National Rounds to compete and participate in the International Rounds.