For the fourth consecutive year the LSS brings you our Mooting and Witness Examination Competitions exclusively for first years. These competitions were introduced specifically for first year JD students, and as such are designed to operate as an introduction to both Mooting and Witness Examination. The problems are of a level that is accessible to first years and an emphasis will be placed on helping teams improve round to round.
In 2017 First Year Mooting will have space for 48 teams, sorted into pools in a World Cup style fixture including group stage and knockout rounds. Each team is guaranteed to take part in at least three fixtures, with the Grand Finalists competing in a total of 7 moots across the year. There is no better way of getting mooting experience as a first year than through the 2017 First Year Mooting Competition.
Teams must consist of a Senior and Junior Counsel. An Instructing Solicitor, who assists in legal research and preparation of the written submission, but does not speak during the oral submission, is optional but encouraged. Team members may rotate positions during the course of the competition so that everyone gets a chance to make oral submissions.
Time commitment: Problems will be released approximately 48 hours prior to your moot or witness exam.
Team size: 2-3 members.
Attire: Please wear business attire to your moot.
Registration for this competition has now closed and will reopen in 2018.
Tuesday 28 February, room G08 1.00PM-2.00PM
Tuesday 7 March, room G08 1.00PM-2.00PM
Semester 1, Week 4: Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 March
Semester 1, Week 6: Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 April
Semester 1, Week 8: Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 April
Qualifying Finals (best 16 teams):
Semester 1, Week 10: Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May
Semester 2, Week 2: Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 August
Semester 2, Week 5: Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 August
Semester 2, Week 7 (subject to confirmation)
Download the 2017 First Year Mooting Guidebook here.
Download the Mooting Scoresheet here.
Download the exemplar written submissions here.
Download the sample problem from the Information Session on 28 February 2017 here.
Download the sample written submissions here.
Congratulations to Andrew Tolé, Zoe Brown, and Tyrone Connell (pictured L-R) taking out this year's Baker Mckenzie First Year Mooting Competition!
Well done to the Runners Up - Timothy Tabalujan, Mihika Upadhyaya, and Brittany Llewellyn who were extremely strong competitors.
Congratulations to Zoe Brown and Mihika Upadhyaya who shared the honour of Best Speaker.
Thank you the the teams, judges, organisers, and everyone who has taken part in and supported the competition this year!
2017: Zoe Brown, Tyrone Connell, Andrew Tolé
2016: Jessica Koops, Anna Liu and Camille Bentley-McGoldrick
2015: Jennifer Keene, Harry Hill-Smith and Tim Higgins