WHAT IS SENIOR MOOTING?

Senior Mooting is frequently regarded as the most challenging, prestigious, and rewarding competition a law student can participate in. A moot is a simulated judicial proceeding in an appeal court based on a mock scenario. Within a moot there are no witnesses, juries, or clients; there is simply a hypothetical legal point which is unclear.
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Your job as the mooter is to clarify this point in favour of your position. In Senior Mooting there are four competitors per courtroom: a senior and junior Appellant, and a senior and junior Respondent. The Appellant is the party bringing forward the appeal, whilst the Respondent is the party attempting to assert that the original judgement was appropriate.
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The competition is unique because it tests competitors’ research and writing skills during the preparatory days before testing the oral skills of competitors when they present oral submissions. Expect to be questioned and queried by the judges so they can test your knowledge on your argument. Successful competitors in mooting are those with accuracy in law and refined oratory skills. This can only be achieved through proper preparation. Be sure to use your preparatory days wisely and make your submissions are strong.
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SIGN UP DATES

Start: Monday 25 February 2019

End: Monday 03 Sunday 2019

 

COMPETITION DATES

General Round 1: Tuesday 12 March 2019

General Round 2: Tuesday 19 March 2019

Semi Finals: Tuesday 02 April 2019

Semi Finals: Tuesday 9 April 2019

Grand Final: Tuesday 16 April 2019

RELEVANT DOCUMENTS

Senior Mooting Competition Rules

Senior Mooting Competition Rules

Senior Mooting Score Sheet

Appendix-One-Mooting-Score-Sheets.pdf

Example Written Submission

Example-Written-Submissions.pdf

Senior Moot Summary Info

Appendix-Two-Mooting-Summary-Info.pdf

General MSLS Competition Regulations

MSLS Competition Regulations

DANIEL MOREY – CVP

If you require any further information regarding this competition or any other competition, please do not hesitate to contact Daniel, our CVP at cvp@msls.asn.au

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