Women’s Moot

Registration for this competition has now CLOSED. 

Competitors may join the Facebook group here.

The 2019 Allens Women’s Moot is a joint initiative by the Competitions and Women’s portfolios. This Competition was created in 2015, with the aspiration of helping to break down differences in opportunity between women and men at university. It is well known that the legal profession (and more specifically advocacy) structurally disadvantages women and it was the intention of this competition to given female advocates further experience beyond ordinary mooting competitions, and to celebrate women in the law. 

The Allens Womens Moot is open to JD students in all year levels and first year students are encouraged to participate. Teams consist of 2-3 students: two barristers and one optional instructing solicitor.

The Moot uses one problem throughout the whole competition, giving students ample opportunity to learn from their mistakes to improve their legal and oral advocacy skills.

Preliminary rounds are held at Melbourne Law School. The Grand Final for 2019 will be held at Allens, 37/101 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000. Members of the public are free to attend.

Competition Details

Teams must consist of a Senior and Junior Counsel. An Instructing Solicitor who assists in legal research and preparation of the written submissions (does not speak during the oral submissions) 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, undertaking some research and preparing for the moot.

Team size: 2–3 members

Attire: Business


  • Registration: CLOSED
  • Round 1: Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 August 2019
  • Round 2: Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 August 2019
  • Round 3: Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 September 2019
  • Quarter Final: Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Semi Final: Wednesday 25 September 2019
  • Grand Final: Wednesday 16 October 2019



Exemplar Submission


2018 – Rose Barnsley, Sharmera Kesavan and Phoebe Scott

2017 – Tea Liu, Huda Waraich and Lily Wright

2016 – Panagiota Houpis, Emily Mackay and Georgie Tweedy