For further information on any of the mooting competitions please contact Geoff Holland.
Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot
The Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot is a prestigious annual national mooting competition on the topic of Australian constitutional law. UTS has won the competition on 5 occasions.
For several years, the final round of the competition has been presided over by current or former Justices of the High Court, and the problem question has been drafted by a current Justice.
Semi-final rounds, quarter final rounds, and the general rounds are usually presided over by Judges, practitioners, including barristers or academics.
Academic Requisite: Participation is open to both LLB and JD students, however at this stage academic credit is only available to LLB students.
Applications for the 2019/20 competition are now closed. For more information please contact Geoffry.Holland@uts.edu.au.
QUT Torts Law Moot
The QUT Torts Law Moot is held annually in August. The moot problem is on torts law and will provide students with the opportunity to gain insight and experience into the fascinating area of tort law.
The competition is held at Queensland University of Technology and consists of four moots in the General Round, followed by the Semi-Final and Grand Final.
This moot is open to law schools from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
A team of up to four students will be selected to represent UTS.
Academic Requisite: To take part in this moot you must be enrolled as a LLB or JD student, and it is essential that you have completed Law of Torts.
Applications for the 2019 competition are now closed. For more information please contact Geoffry.Holland@uts.edu.au.
The Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition
The Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition is organised by the Oxford University's Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.
The purpose of the competition is to expand and stimulate interest in Media Law and Policy among students, who will develop expertise in arguing a case before an international bench of judges from different legal systems and backgrounds. The competition problem typically involves issues concerning freedom of expression, privacy, defamation, hate speech, religious freedoms, and regulation of media.
Applications for the 2020 competition are now closed. Upon receiving applications the UTS Faculty of Law may select a team of up to four students to represent the University. Preparation for the competition will commence in Spring Session 2019 and continue until the competition in April 2020.
Applicants must have:
- extensive mooting experience in both internal and intervarsity mooting competitions; and
- completed or be undertaking study in at least one of the following subjects:
- 76063 Media Law
- 78165/78166 Media and Entertainment Law and Regulation
- 76089 Privacy and Surveillance Law
- 78248/78249 Privacy and Surveillance Law and Regulation
- 76074 Australian Civil Liberties Law
- 76007 International Human Rights
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot
The Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world’s oldest, largest and most prestigious international mooting competition. It takes the form of a mock case before the International Court of Justice. The problem for this moot is based on a variety of complex and current issues of public international law.
The National Rounds of the Jessup International Law Moot Competition are held in Canberra in February each year, and the national final is also held in Canberra at the High Court of Australia. The two finalists proceed to the International Finals, held in Washington DC, USA in April.
A team of up to 5 students will be selected to represent UTS in the 2019/20 competition.
Successful applicants will be able to work well in a small team, show strong legal research and writing skills, respond positively to feedback and have a passion for international law and/or mooting. To take part in this moot, it is strongly desirable that you have studied (or are currently studying) 70108 Public International Law or 70106 Principles of Public International Law.
Undergraduate students selected for the team have the option of gaining academic credit for participation by enrolling in the elective 76039 Jessup International Moot. JD students who are selected will not be able to credit completion of the moot towards their degree.
We're looking for another team member - applications close Monday 7th October 2019. You can download further information and the application form here.
Potential applicants are encouraged to email team coach Dr Kathryn Greenman with any questions about the competition.
The Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot
The Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot has been running for 17 years. It is open to all students registered to study higher education degrees by coursework (unless they have already been admitted to practise law in any jurisdiction). The moot focusses on different areas of intellectual property each year (including copyright, trade marks, patents, trade secrets).
Written submissions are due in December. Participation in the oral rounds is by invitation only, based upon the written submissions. Invitations are issued in January and the oral rounds are held in March.
A team of three students will be selected to represent UTS. Students selected will be expected to have a basic understanding of intellectual property principles. Preference will be given to students who have already studied, or are currently enrolled in, any of the IP subjects offered in the LLB, JD or LLM/MIP. Mooting experience will also be an advantage.
Applications are now closed forthe 2020 competition.