Melbourne 2017

The CLEA 2017 conference took place at the Victoria University City Convention Centre in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 March 2017.  CLEA have traditionally held their conference in the same city or the same region as the Commonwealth Law Conference as both associations jointly run the Commonwealth Moot competition.

Conference Programme

The conference theme was “Educating the Commonwealth Lawyers of the Future” and the call for papers has now closed.  Visa applications and travel plans must be arranged by delegates, those who have been accepted to present papers may request a letter of invitation from CLEA in order to assist with visa applications.

2017 Moot

The fifteenth Commonwealth Moot was held in conjunction with the 20th Commonwealth Law Conference also being held in Melbourne.  The moot final took place on Thursday 23 March 2017.

The Commonwealth Moot is an initiative of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA). It is an ‘invitation-only’ Moot, being limited to representative teams from regions of the Commonwealth only. The regions, for the this purpose, are; North America, United Kingdom, the Caribbean, South Asia (India), South Asia (Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), South East Asia, Western Africa , Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Australasia (Australia and New Zealand send separate teams), and the South Pacific.

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