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 online from 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 facilitated via CISCO Webex. To download the CISCO Webex Software, please visit: https://www.webex.com/downloads.html

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.


REGISTRATION FOR INTERVARSITY COMPETITORS

Registration for 2021 is now closed.

COSTS

Online Team Registration: $AU 50.00 (inc. GST)

RULES

The rules of the Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot may be found at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hDfin4njSa6zgcRb1bnqzO4AVpNtBLn7/view?usp=sharing

The Moot will be run online. Teams will compete via CISCO Webex. Points will not be deducted for any technical difficulties.

PROBLEM

The 2021 Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot Problem may be found at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14fF7el-1Un1ELk3apEXtrNfKzU1ILJNk/view?usp=sharing


WINNERS

Congratulations to James Gunn, Annie Jiang and Kevin Sebastian (University of Melbourne), Madeleine McGregor, Thomas Dunbabin and Benjamin Durkin (Australian National University) on Winning the Grand Final of the 2021 Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot in an unprecedented draw!

A recording of the Grand Final may be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18jTsrw7chvJ7ZfKToIS0r9G2iRDvODs0/view?usp=sharing

We would like to extend our appreciation to our fantastic judges for the Moot:
• Hon Justice Stephen Gageler QC AC
• Hon Mark Moshinsky QC
• Hon Melissa Perry
• Hon Pamela Tate
• Hon Justice Wheelahan
• Hon Michael Black QC AC FAAL
• Hon Justice Karin Emerton
• Hon Justice Kristen Walker
• Hon Ron Merkel QC
• Christopher Horan QC
• Lisa De Ferrari QC
• Perry Herzfeld QC
• Geoffrey Kennett SC
• Alistair Pound QC
• Robert Orr QC
• Counsel Jancis Cunliffe
• Counsel Madelene Wonders
• Frances Gordon
• Alexander Di Stefano
• Dimitri Ternovski
• Emyrs Nekvapil
• Jim Hartley
• Joel Tito
• Nicholas Baum
• Glyn Aryes
• Nicolas Dour
• Charles Parkinson
• Brendan Lim
• Jilliam Williams
• Thomas Wood
• Nick Boyd-Caine
• James McComish
• Simon Thornton
• Counsel Yvonne Whittaker-Rush
• Dr Laura Hilly
• Julian Murphy
• Simon Frauenfelder
• Daniel Bongiorno
• Minh-Quan Nguyen
• Shawn Rajanayagam
• Jack Maxwell
• Elizabeth Brumby


SCORING

RankingWinsFinal Total
 Combined
194353.5
114337.5
14335
94329
183330
143324
33304.5
102323
22310
62302
72302
52274
131295
161288
41284
80295
150277.5
120273.5
170252