Faculty of Law UGM started its participation in International Moot Court in 2002. Curricular study at the university was not enough to provide students who wanted to understand and develop their ability in legal reasoning, legal writing, public speaking, as well as the active and passive English. Therefore, a discussion forum –conducted regularly in English- was established by International Law Department. This activity accommodated the need of legal scholars to share knowledge, thought and analysis on both public and private International Law. It was further developed into thesis and seminar topic.
The achievement of discussion forum triggered students to develop its legal analysis. They chose to participate in several International Moot Court competitions. These competitions helps students in learning how to do legal research, presenting argument, convincing judges, as well as understanding the plurality of jurisprudence in the world.
In 2002, students of Faculty of Law UGM took part in Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. In 2006 we were appointed to represent Indonesia in Red Cross Asia Pacific International Humanitarian Law Moot, Hong Kong and broke to the semifinal. Further, we also participated in Willem C.Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, International Moot Court Competition on Maritime Arbitration, and in 2012 we joined Willem C.Vis (West) International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Vienna, Austria.
Through the development of our participation in International Moot Court Competition, we need a community to accommodate the delegation of International Moot Court Competition in Faculty of Law UGM. This community is designated to coordinate each moot court team under the same vision and mission as well as disseminate any important information regarding international moot court competition to others.
The preparatory meeting was conducted on 18, 21, and 24 February 2012. This meeting was attended by members from international moot court competition team, such as; Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Willem C.Vis (East) Moot International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition; International Moot Competition on Maritime Arbitration, Red Cross Asia Pacific International Humanitarian Law Moot dan Willem C. Vis (West) Moot International Commerical Arbitration Moot Competition.
On 1 March 2012, The Community of International Moot Court (CIMC) Faculty of Law Universitas Gadjah Mada was established through the signatures of forty-three members coming from five different moot teams.
To increase the legal ability with international approach for students in Faculty of Law Universitas Gadjah Mada.
To increase the achievement of individual and alma mater.
To coordinate a better training and recruiting process towards the participation in International Moot Court Competition.
Disseminating soft skills of law, especially International Law.