Melbourne University Law Students' Society

2018 King & Wood Mallesons Mooting Competition

Join the 2018 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. 

Each team is required to submit a written submission to the court, as well as make oral submissions to the judge. It is 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!

2018 Results

Congratulations to Tom Diaz, Eloise Culic and James Hogan for winning the 2018 King & Wood Mallesons Mooting Competition. Congratulations to Zoe BrownTyrone 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).

Registration Details

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

Attire: Business

Registration: Will open Thursday 1 March 2018, 7:00PM.

Key Dates for 2018

Information Session:

Wednesday 28 February 2018, Room G08, 1:00–2:00PM

  • Slides can be downloaded here.

Skills Workshop: 

Monday 5 March, Room G08, 1:00-2:00PM


Round 1:

Semester 1, Week 3 (Practice Round): Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 March 2018

Round 2:

Semester 1, Week 5: Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 March 2018

Round 3: 

Semester 1, Week 7: Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 April 2018

Round 4: 

Semester 1, Week 9: Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 May 2018

Quarter Final: 

Semester 2, Week 3: Wednesday 8 or Thursday 9 August 2018 (TBC)

Semi Final: 

Semester 2, Week 5: Thursday 23 August at King, Wood and Mallesons Melbourne Office

Grand Final: 

Semester 2, Week 8: Tuesday 11 September, 6:30PM at Level 8, Federal Court of Australia, Court 1 (8A)


Mooting Guidebook

Download the 2018 Mooting Guidebook by clicking here.

Scoring Sheet

Download the 2018 Mooting Scoresheet by clicking here.

Bobrowski v Kaminski Information Session Problem

View the problem for the 2018 Information Session by clicking here.

Bobrowski v Kaminski Information Session Written Submission Sample

View the writen submission sample by clicking here.

Exemplar Written Submission

View the writen submission sample by clicking here.

2017 Grand Final Moot Problem

View the problem for the 2017 Grand Final by clicking here.

Previous Winners

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