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.
2015 Grand Final
We are very proud to announce our 2015 King & Wood Mallesons mooting competition winners: Alexandra Harrison-Ichlov, Kathryn Wright and Kirsten Sugden.
A big congratulations also to our runners-up: John Morrisey, Allison Fong and Jack Coventry.
This year, we were fortunate to have Professor William Gummow (former Justice of the High Court of Australia), Justice Pamela Tate (Victorian Court of Appeal) and Mr Chris Fox (Partner at King & Wood Mallesons) presiding over the moot. The night was an incredible success, with over 150 spectators packing out the Federal Court for the Grand Final.
(L-R: Kathryn Wright, Kirsten Sugden, Mr Chris Fox, Alexandra Harrison-Ichlov, Professor William Gummow, Justice Pamela Tate)
Round 1: Sem 1, Week 6 and 7
Round 2: Sem 1, Week 9
Round 3: Sem 1, Week 11
Round 4: Sem 2, Week 3
Semi Final: Sem 2, Week 5
Grand Final: Thursday 17 September
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