Join the 2019 KWM Mooting Competition Facebook group HERE.
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.
Congratulations to Tom Diaz, Eloise Culic and James Hogan for winning the 2018 King & Wood Mallesons Mooting Competition. Congratulations to Zoe Brown, Tyrone Connell, and Edmond Stewart who were runner up of the Competition. Thank you to Christopher Tran (Victorian Bar) for writing the 2018 Moot Problem.
Grand Finalists of the 2018 King & Wood Mallesons Mooting Competition. Pictured (Left to Right): Edmond Stewart (Runner Up), Zoe Brown (Runner Up), Tom Diaz (Winner), the Hon Justice Richard Niall, James Hogan (Winner), Kristen Walker QC, Ian Paterson (King & Wood Mallesons, Partner), Eloise Culic (Winner) and Tyrone Connell (Runner Up).
Teams must consist of a Senior and Junior Counsel. An Instructing Solicitor, who assists in legal research and preparation of the written submissions, 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: For ALL competitiors, the moot problem will be released 1:00PM, two days prior to your moot. As mooting is research based, expect to spend some time reading the problem, several hours researching, a few hours drafting your written submissions and some time preparing oral submissions for the moot.
Team size: 2–3 members
Wednesday 6 March 2019, Room 102, 1:00–2:00PM
Wednesday 13 March 2019, Room G08, 1:00–2:00PM
Semester 1, Week 3: Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 March 2019
Semester 1, Week 5: Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 April 2019
Semester 1, Week 7: Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 April 2019
Semester 1, Week 9: Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 May 2019
Semester 2, Week 3: Thursday 15 August 2019
Semester 2, Week 6: Thursday 29 August 2019
Semester 2, Week 9: Thursday 24 September 2019
Download the 2019 KWM Mooting Scoresheet by clicking here.
Download the 2019 KWM Judges' Guidelines by clicking here.
View the writen submission sample by clicking here.
Slides from the Information Session can be downloaded here.
Slides from the Workshop can be downloaded here.
2018: Eloise Culic, Tom Diaz and James Hogan
2017: William Connolly and Julian O'Donnell
2016: Tim Higgins, Harry Hill-Smith and Jenny Keene
2015: Alexandra Harrison-Ichlov, Kathryn Wright and Kirsten Sugden
2014: Nicholas Kotzman, Raoul Renard and Matthew Psycharis
2013: Doug Porteous, Shawn Rajanayagam and Nick Boyd-Caine
2012: Lewis Cohen, Joshua Anderson and Alex Bicknell
2011: Nicholas Tan and Paul Annabell
2010: Brendan Fitzgerald, Sam Naparstek and Jess Chiu
2009: Daniel Kinsey and Sarah Zeleznikow
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