Registrations for the 2019 competition are not yet open. It is anticipated that universities will be able to register one to two teams, starting in early 2019.

The registration fee in 2018 was $300.

Team Composition

Each team may consist of 2-4 students and each university may register up to two teams.

In order to support diversity in mooting and in private law, the Private Law Moot introduced affirmative action for the first time in 2018. In order to be eligible to compete in the Final Rounds, a team must have at least one member who identifies as female or non cis-male.

2019 Expressions of Interest

Registrations for the 2019 competition are not yet open. If you would like to express interest in entering the 2019 competition, please complete the form below and you will be emailed when registrations open for 2019.

Equity Grants

For teams with students who wish to compete but are unable to obtain funding for registration or flights/accommodation, we anticipate that equity grants will be available again in 2019 to cover the registration costs of the competition. Individual circumstances will be judged on an application basis.

More information and applications for equity grants is available here.

Applications for 2019 equity grants are not yet open.

Why should your university register?

  1. The moot is a prestigious, high quality competition with an emphasis on rigorous judging. There are two judges in each preliminary round moot. Judges comprise barristers, solicitors, private law academics and graduates with significant mooting experience.
  1. The moot is the only Australian mooting competition with a private law focus. Private law is a core area of law that will be highly relevant to a future legal career. More generally, mooting competitions present an unrivalled opportunity to develop essential legal research and advocacy skills in a competitive teamwork environment.
  1. The moot features international participation. Since 2014, UNSW has hosted the National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, University of Otago, University of the South Pacific and Lahore University of Management Sciences. This moot seeks to strengthen private law in the Indo-Pacific region and to foster cross-jurisdictional understanding. It is hoped that students from these universities would benefit from competing in an international forum that is unique in its focus on private law.