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International Roman Law Moot

Second IRLM (2009)

In April 2009, the Second International Roman Law Moot Court Competition and Colloquium was organised by the Institute Mohamed Ali for the Research of the Eastern Tradition and the Municipality of Philippi. The Moot was sponsored by the Athens law firms Zepos & Yannopoulos and Karatza & partners and the Kavala law firm Koimtzidis, Paparalis & Kogkalidis.

The libellus involved the appropriation of state property by government officials and a point on servitudes (easements), taken directly from the decision of in the House of Lords of Moncrieff v Jamieson [2007] 1 WLR 2620. The elaborate case gave teams a wide variety of points on which to found their arguments – a rare opportunity in mooting competitions. The competition was followed by a colloquium, which also focused on the corruption of lawyers and officials in Roman law. Papers were delivered by leading academics from the universities represented.



Fiscus c. Irenaion, Bulgarum et Acacium

Palma Victoriae

Universität Trier

Palma Secunda

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Mohamed Ali Award

Mrs Anna Missirian, President of the Institute Mohamed Ali, bestowed the Mohamed Ali Award upon the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford for the crucial role it has played in establishing the competition, particularly through the unstinting efforts and enthusiasm of Paschalis Paschalidis.


Universität Trier

F Verrico and P Mammola, ‘Corruzione, diritto romano, simulazione processuale: Second International Roman Law Moot Court & Conference’ (2009) 37 Index 581

F Miranda and M Salzano de Luna, ‘Second International Roman Law Moot Court and Conference in Memoriam Pan Zepos’ (2010) 58 IURA 430