The final will be judged by Harrison, Toogood and Moore JJ in the High Court. A bench of this caliber is rare with mooting competitions and will give participants a true taste of appellate advocacy. The final is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
Entry will be open to all second year part II students and above. If you are a new part II, you should focus on the Junior Moot. As this is an intermediate moot, preference will be given to third and fourth year students. The moot will bridge the gap between the Junior Moot and Stout Shield. It is the ideal opportunity to develop and advance your advocacy skills. Students will need to enter and compete in teams (two students per team). The winning team is awarded $2000 and the runner up $500.
The competition will start during the university holidays, written submissions will be limited to one page per team member and the problem will be accompanied with a closed case list. This means that participants may only cite the cases on this list (and other cases to the extent that they were cited in cases on the list). The moot will not require further research and with the page limit on written submissions, even the busiest law students should be able to fit it in with their schedules.
The Mooting Society want to give as many of its members and other law students as possible the opportunity to compete. It will be law school's biggest competition, with room for up to 32 teams. You do not have to be a member of the Mooting Society to enter the moot but it is recommended that you sign up. It is completely cost free and takes less than a minute, just click here.
4 June: Form goes online at midday for students to sign up (like us at www.facebook.com/uoamooting)
3 July: Problem released
16 July: Written submissions due at midday
17 July: Preliminary rounds in the evening
21 July: Semi final in the evening
23 July: Final in the High Court in the evening
Please only enter the competition if you are available these days, the written submission due date and preliminary rounds are in the last week of the university holidays. The semi final and final are in the first week of semester two. This is to avoid clashes with tests and assignments.