Melbourne University Law Students' Society ('MULSS'), in collaboration with the Australian Association of Constitutional Law ('AACL') and the Australian Government Solicitor ('AGS'), will be hosting the 2019 Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot. This high calibre moot brings together Australia's best constitutional law mooters to compete in Melbourne.
The competition is structured as a four round-robin moot, followed by three knockout finals rounds. There will be a $1,500 prize for the winning team and a $500 prize for the second placed team. There will also be a cocktail party and a gala dinner for all competitors.
All moots, other than the Grand Final, will be held at Melbourne Law School. The Grand Final will be hosted at the Federal Court in Melbourne.
Congratulations to Joy Chen, Ruben Robertson and Rowan O'Donnell from the University of Sydney for winning the 2018 Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot. Congratulations to Tayu Wilker, Max Riley and Joseph Sabbagh from the University of Western Australia, who were the runner up of the competition.
The Best Speaker of the Grand Final was awarded to Joy Chen (University of Sydney).
Thank you to all those who participated.
Grand Finalists of the 2018 Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot. Pictured (Back, Left to Right): Ruben Robertson (University of Sydney), Rowan O'Donnell (University of Sydney), Joseph Sabbagh (University of Western Australia), Max Riley (University of Western Australia). Pictured also (Front, Left to Right): Joy Chen (University of Sydney), the Hon Justice Pamela Tate, the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC, Tayu Wilker (University of Sydney) and the Hon Justice Karin Emerton.
2019 Key Dates
Competition Dates: 3rd October - 5th October
Problem Released: 5th August at 5pm AEST
Requests for Clarifications Due: 26th August at 5pm AEST
Clarifications Made Available: 2nd September at 5pm AEST
Written Memoranda (Both Sides) Due: 16th September at 5pm AEST
Draw Release Date: 23rd Sepetember at 5pm AEST
Team registration fee (for a team of three): $AU 600.00 (inc. GST)
Coach registration fee (per coach): $AU 100.00 (inc. GST)
2019 moot problem: TBA
The 2018 moot problem can be found HERE. Melbourne Law School thanks the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Dr Stephen Donaghue QC, for writing the problem.
The 2017 moot problem can be found here. Melbourne Law School thanks the Honourable Justice James Edelman of the High Court for writing the problem.
The 2016 moot problem can be found here. Melbourne Law School thanks the Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler of the High Court for writing the problem.
The 2018 Competition Rules can be found HERE.
The 2018 Scoresheet can be found HERE.
The 2018 Guidebook can be found HERE.
The Grand Final will be held on Saturday 5th October 2019, 2:00PM at the Federal Court, Melbourne (305 William Street).
The Grand Final will be presided over by three judges (TBA).
Anyone is welcome to attend.
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