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2016 King & 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
Registration has now closed for this competition.
Key Dates for 2016
Info Session: Wednesday 2 March, Room G08, 1:00-2:00PM
All Competitions Skills Session: Wednesday 9 March, GM15 (David Derham Theatre) 6:30PM-8:30PM
Workshop: Monday 21 March, Room G08, 1:00-2:00PM with Josh Quinn-Watson, Angus Willoughby and Thomas Wu, former Jessup mooters.
Round 1: Sem 1, Week 3 (Practice Round)
Round 2: Sem 1, Week 5
Round 3: Sem 1, Week 7
Round 4: Sem 1, Week 9
Quarter Final: Sem 2, Week 2
Semi Final: Sem 2, Week 4
Grand Final: Thursday 8 September, 6:30pm at the Federal Court
Download the Mooting Guidebook here.
Download the Mooting Scoresheet here.
Written Submission Sample
Download the sample written submission here
Mooting Research Tips
Download the slides from the Mooting Research Session here
Mooting Skills Session Tips
Download the slides from the Mooting Skills Session on 9 March here
Mooting Workshop Tips
Download the slides from the Mooting Workshop on 21 March here
2015: Alexandra Harrison-Ichlov; Kathryn Wright; Kirsten Sugden
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