International Humanitarian Law Moot 2020

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Competitors may join the Facebook group here.

International humanitarian law is also known as the laws of war and armed conflict. As a set of rules and principles IHL aims, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects people who are not or are no longer participating in hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare.

The IHL 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, with the Grand Final being held at the Federal Court in Melbourne. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the Grand Final.*
*Please note that in 2020, due to COVID-19, this competition will take place online.


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

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alexandra Wright and Kevin Fan on ihlmoot@mulss.com.


2020 KEY DATES

Round 1: 18th/19th August
Round 2: 1st/2nd September
Round 3: 15th/16th September
Quarter-Final: 23rd September
Semi-Final: 29th September
Grand Final: 13th October


KEY DOCUMENTS


2020 RESULTS

Winners Jessica Flatters and Nathan Scott
Runners Up Michael Dawson, Sigourney Goss and Olga Kerry
Judges Bruce Oswald, Dr Michelle Lesh and Michael McArdle

Congratulations to Jessica Flatters and Nathan Scott for winning the 2020 IHL Mooting Competition. Congratulations to Nathan Scoot for winning Best Speaker of the night.

Congratulations to Michael Dawson, Sigourney Goss and Olga Kerry who were the Runners Up of the Competition.

Thank you to our two co-opts Kevin Fan and Ali Wright and to all those who participated this year!

PAST WINNERS

2020 – Jessica Flatters and Nathan Scott

2019 – Nick Clohesy, Stephanie Douvos and Madeleine Pittle

2018 – Edward Howard, Julia Sheridan and Shilpa Sringar

2017 – Harrie Bantick and James Hogan

2016 – Nikki Hagler, Julia Korolkova and Maria Victoria Downie

2015 – Julia Nikolic, Elizabeth Flatley and Jessica Pergaminelis

2014 – N/A

2013 – Jessica Cao, Stephanie Mercuri and Lucy Nihill

2012 – John Manwaring, Sophie Wade and Brigid McCarthy

2011 – Eamon Kelly and Georgia Boyce

2010 – Nahal Zebarjadi and Emma Poole