Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot

Melbourne University Law Students’ Society (‘MULSS’), in collaboration with the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (‘AACL’) and the Australian Government Solicitor (‘AGS’), will be hosting the 2021 Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot (‘Moot’). The Moot will take place in Melbourne on 18 September 2021 – 20 September 2021. This high calibre moot brings together Australia’s best constitutional law mooters to compete in Melbourne. The Moot will be hosted in person, with contingency plans in place if participants are suddenly unable to attend due to COVID restrictions.

The competition is structured as a four round-robin moot, followed by three knockout finals rounds. There will be a $1,500 prize for the winning team and a $500 prize for the second placed team. There will also be a cocktail party and a gala dinner for all competitors.


REGISTRATION FOR INTERVARSITY COMPETITORS

Registration Opens: 25 June at 9am AEST

Registration Closes: 19 July at 5pm AEST

Early Registration OPEN: https://forms.gle/a8BgWJqyiBxLCuaU8

COSTS

Team registration fee (for a team of three): $AU 500.00 (inc. GST)

Coach registration fee (per coach): $AU 75.00 (inc. GST)

The team registration fee includes (1) catering for the Gala Dinner, to be held on the evening of the Grand Final (Monday 20 September); (2) Cocktail Evening (Saturday 18 September); and (3) lunch/coffee/tea during the preliminary rounds.
Teams will have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs, where applicable.
Payments for the team registration fee and the coach registration fee are due 20 July 2021. If payments are not received by the close of business on that day, the team will be considered as not having been successfully registered to participate in the Moot.
It is not mandatory to send a coach to the Moot. If no coach is sent, then the coach registration fee is not payable.

Should your team be unable to attend in person, please contact <gibbsmoot@mulss.com> to discuss alternative arrangements.

If there are any issues, queries or if you’d like to spectate any of the finals, please email <gibbsmoot@mulss.com>.

KEY DATES

Problem Released: 20 July 2021

Requests for Clarifications Due: 10 August at 5pm AEST

Clarifications Made Available: 17 August at 5pm AEST

Written Memoranda (Both Sides) Due: 10 September at 5pm AEST

Draw Release Date: 10 September at 5pm AEST


UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE TEAM SELECTION

Registration to participate in the Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot for the University of Melbourne Team will open on 30 June 2021.

Please check this page for further details regarding eligibility and required details.