2015 King and Wood Mallesons Mooting Competition
Mooting is the traditional bloodbath sport of law school and is your chance to get a taste of what it is like to be a real Atticus Finch in the heat of battle! In mooting you will encounter a 'mock' courtroom scenario where two teams compete against each other in the context of a mock submission.
The problem, a hypothetical fact scenario, is usually framed as an appeal against an earlier decision. As such, the facts have already been agreed upon, and the two sides are debating issues of law with one team representing the appellant and the other representing the respondent.
Each team is required to submit a written submission to the court, as well as make oral submissions to the judge. It’s a fun, social opportunity to develop your legal research and oral advocacy skills, as well as a chance to demonstrate who has the punniest team name!
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. As mooting is research based, expect to spend several hours researching, as well as a few hours writing your submission and preparing for the moot.
Team size: 2-3 members
Attire: Please wear business attire to your moot
Registrations for this competition open at 5PM Tue 10 March and close at 5PM Thu 12 March.
Key Dates for 2015
Thursday 5 March
Tuesday 10 March
Friday 20 March
Teams will have the opportunity to participate in two practise moots during the day and receive feedback from judges.
Practise day is only open to teams who have not mooted before.
Sem 1, Week 4
Sem 1, Week 6 and 7
Sem 1, Week 9
Sem 1, Week 11
Sem 2, Week 3
Sem 2, Week 5
Thursday 17 September
Download the mooting guidebook here
Download the mooting scoring sheet here
Written Submission Sample
Download the sample written submission here
Mooting 101 Powerpoint
Download the 101 powerpoint here
2014: Nicholas Kotzman; Raoul Renard; Matthew Psycharis
2013: Doug Porteous; Shawn Rajanayagam; Nick Boyd-Caine
2012: Lewis Cohen; Joshua Anderson; Alex Bicknell
2011: Nicholas Tan; Paul Annabell
2010: Brendan Fitzgerald; Sam Naparstek; Jess Chiu
2009: Daniel Kinsey; Sarah Zeleznikow