Melbourne University Law Students' Society

Competition Details

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 2018 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.

2018 Key Dates

Competition Dates: Saturday 22, Sunday 23 and Monday 24 September 2018.

Registration has now CLOSED. Payment details have been sent to University contacts and are due on Friday 3 August.

Problem Released: Monday 6 August.

Requests for Clarifications Due: Monday 27 August, 5:00pm AEST.

Clarifications Made Available: Monday 3 September, 5:00pm AEST.

Written Memoranda (Both Sides) Due: Friday 14 September, 9:00am AEST.

Draw Release Date: The draw will be made available on Monday 17 September 2018.

2018 Competition Details

Team registration fee (for a team of three): $AU 600.00 (inc. GST)

Coach registration fee (per coach): $AU 100.00 (inc. GST)

  1. The team registration fee includes (1) catering for the Gala Dinner, to be held on the evening after the Grand Final (Monday 24 September); (2) cocktail evening on Sunday 23 September; and (3) lunch/coffee/tea during the preliminary rounds.
  2. Teams will have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs, where applicable.
  3. Payments for the team registration fee and the coach registration fee is due before the problem is released on Monday 6 August. If payments are not received by the close of business on that day, the team will be considered as not having been successfully registered to participate in the Moot.
  4. It is not mandatory to send a coach to the Moot. If no coach is sent, then the coach registration fee is not payable.


2018 Competitor Resources


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 2018 Moot 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.

Competition Ladder

The Competition Ladder will be made available here during the Competition.

Rank Team


Grand Final

The Grand Final will be held on Monday 24 September 2018, 2:00PM at the Federal Court, Melbourne, Court 1 (305 William Street).

The Grand Final will be presided over by three judges. We are honoured and grateful to have the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC (HCA), the Hon Justice Pamela Tate (VSCA) and the Hon Justice Karin Emerton (VSCA) adjudicate the grand final in 2018.

Anyone is welcome to attend. 

If there are any issues or queries, please email <>.


Ken Kiat

Competitions Director (Internal)

Karan Desai

Competitions Director (Internal)