Join the 2021 MULSS Competitions Facebook group HERE.

Outside the classroom, competitions offer a fantastic opportunity for JD students to apply some of their legal knowledge in an enjoyable and rewarding manner. In addition to developing your advocacy skills, participating in competitions enriches your law school experience.

In 2021, the Competitions Portfolio will be running 9 internal competitions:

  • Client Interview
  • Negotiations
  • First Year Mooting
  • Open Mooting
  • First Year Witness Examination
  • Open Witness Examination
  • International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot
  • Womens Moot
  • State Party Negotiation

These competitions are held at the law school, where students compete against each another in a friendly tournament which run throughout the academic year. Importantly, all students are encouraged to participate. To ensure that competitions are accessible, we also run first-year-only competitions for Mooting and Witness Examination. The finalists of each competition get the opportunity to compete before senior partners of major law firms or justices of the Federal Court and High Court.

Every year, the Competitions Portfolio also sends teams of students to compete in external inter-varsity competitions. These external competitions can take place interstate or overseas. There are a number of external competitions on offer. These include the Allen & Overy Private Law Moot, Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot and Baker McKenzie Women’s Moot, to name a few.

We are also honoured to announce that Melbourne Law School will be hosting the 2021 Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot. This prestigious moot brings together students from law schools across Australia.

If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email. We look forward to seeing some amazing talent at the Competitions!

Christopher Chalkiadis
Competitions Director (Internal)

Maxwell Panek-Hudson
Competitions Director (Internal)

Ioana Sabau
Competitions Director (External)