Mooting

The Melbourne University Law Students’ Society Mooting Competitions are the perfect opportunity to get involved in the life of the law school, learn new legal and professional skills and make friends along the way. 

Mooting is a mock-courtroom scenario and involves teams of two or three going head to head in a legal battle (usually, an appeal). Each team consists of a Senior Counsel, Junior Counsel and an optional Instructing Solicitor. Teams will prepare a written submission, which is exchanged with the other team and the judges, and will present oral submissions. 

Each mooting competition has several rounds which then moves into a knockout style competition. This cultimates in Semi and Grand Finals which are usually held at our sponsor firms and the Federal Court of Australia, respectively. 

The MULSS, in conjunction with our sponsor firms are offering four different mooting competitions in 2019.

These are:

  • Herbert Smith Freehills First Year Mooting Competition
  • King & Wood Mallesons Mooting Competition
  • Allens Women’s Moot
  • International Humanitarian Law Moot