Mooting

Mooting competitions at UNSW provide an exciting opportunity for students to develop their advocacy skills. Mooting is a fun, challenging and social law school experience in which two teams argue a hypothetical fact scenario before a court.

By mooting, competitors are able to practice relevant skills including legal research, writing submissions and making oral submissions to a bench of judges. Competitors may also cover areas of law that they may not have encountered yet, better equipping them for their future studies. Mooting is also favorably regarded by potential employers and can provide a gateway to external representation at competitions across Australia and the world.

UNSW Law Society offers three mooting competitions based on the competitor’s skill and level. For competition documents (including rules and the handbook), please click here.

Ashurst Beginners Mooting Competition

Offered to all first year undergraduate and JD students who have not completed Torts (LAWS1061/JURD7161) or Introducing Law & Justice (LAWS1052/JURD7152).

Important dates:
Beginner Mooting Workshop: Monday 13 March and Tuesday 14 March from 1:00pm-2:00pm in Greenhouse Room 1 (Village Green).
Beginner Mooting Demonstration Moot: Monday 13 March at 6.00pm in the Moot Court.
Round 1: Semester 1, Weeks 4-6
Beginner Mooting Round 1 Review Workshop: Semester 1, Week 7 (date TBA).
Round 2: Semester 1, Weeks 10-12.
Beginner Mooting Round 2 Review Workshop: Semester 1, Week 13 (date TBA).
Round 3/Quarter Finals: Semester 2, Weeks 2-4.
Round 4/Semi Finals: Semester 2, Weeks 7-8.
Grand Finals: Semester 2, Week 10 (date TBA).

Judges, to be eligible, you must have competed in at least two rounds of any internal or external mooting competition and have completed Torts (LAWS1061/JURD7161).
For more information, contact Christina Han and Anne Wang at beginner.mooting@unswlawsoc.org.

Ashurst Intermediate Mooting Competition

Offered to all undergraduate students who have not yet completed all of the following courses: Crime and the Criminal Process (LAWS1021), Criminal Laws (LAWS1022) and Principles of Private Law (LAWS1150).
Offered to all second year JD students.

Important dates:
Intermediate and Senior Introductory Workshop: Monday 20 March (location TBA)
Round 1: Semester 1, Weeks 5-6.
Intermediate Mooting Round 1 Review Workshop: Semester 1, Week 7 (date TBA)
Round 2: Semester 1, Weeks 11-12.
Intermediate Mooting Round 2 Review Workshop: Semester 2, Week 13 (date TBA)
Round 3/Quarter Finals: Semester 2, Weeks 2-3.
Round 4/Semi Finals: Semester 2, Weeks 6-7.
Grand Finals: Semester 2, Week 10 (date TBA).
For more information, contact Robert Rourke and Raul Vellani at intermediate.mooting@unswlawsoc.org.

Allens Linklaters Senior Mooting Competition

Offered to all students in their third year and above who are currently completing or have completed Contracts (LAWS1075/JURD7275) or who are ineligible to compete in both Beginners and Intermediate.

Important dates:
Intermediate and Senior Introductory Workshop: Monday 20 March (location TBA)
Round 1: Semester 1, Weeks 5-6.
Round 2: Semester 1, Weeks 11-12.
Round 3/Semi Finals: Semester 2, Weeks 7-8.
Grand Finals: Semester 2, Week 10 (date TBA).
For more information, contact Winsome Hall and Taylor Jones at senior.mooting@unswlawsoc.org

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