2017 King & Wood Mallesons Senior Championship Moot

Wearing a suit while advocating legal issues before a court, what could be better? If you agree, mooting is the competition for you!

A moot is a simulated court proceeding where student teams are assigned a client who has found themselves in a contemporaneous legal conundrum. As their advocates, it will up to you to convince the appeal judge that the law favours your case. It is perhaps the closest experience that a student can have whilst at university to appearing in court. The world of mooting allows you to banter with judges and verbally negotiate your way around legal issues in a courtroom setting all while dressed in a suit. If nothing else, it is great practice for your future career – whatever that may be.

It involves a little more research and preparation than the other competitions but is much more rewarding in the long run, plus it looks GREAT on your resume! To learn more about what is involved in a UNLSA mooting competition, please see the 2017 UNLSA Competitions Guide.

WHAT: 2017 King & Wood Mallesons Senior Championship Moot

STRUCTURE: Two Preliminary Rounds, Quarter-finals, Semi Finals and a Grand Final.

WHERE: Level 2 of University House, 300 King St, Newcastle.

WHEN: The first Preliminary Round will commence Monday, 3rd April (Week 6) with the question being sent one week in advance. The competition will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights throughout the semester.

WHO: The 2017 King & Wood Mallesons Senior Championship Moot is open to all current UNLSA members undertaking their THIRD year of law and above as well as SECOND and THIRD year JD students. (Never fear if you are not yet in your third year, there will be a junior comp running in semester 2!).

TEAMS: Teams are comprised of three students: a Senior Counsel, a Junior Counsel and one Instructing Solicitor. There are not concrete roles and the three team members can alternate roles week-to-week if desired.

REGISTRATION: Grab a team and REGISTER HERE TODAY! Registration Closes: Wednesday 15th March (Week 3).

PRIZE: In addition to developing your legal knowledge and advocacy skills, all competitors will receive a certificate and the chance to represent the UNLSA at the 2017 Australian Law Students’ Association Conference held in Canberra. Moreover, advocacy experience is an excellent addition to your resume. You never know, you might even land yourself that dream clerkship offer or work experience position!

For further information concerning UNLSA Advocacy Competitions, please contact Alice Wilk & Hayden Rudd, Directors of Competitions (Advocacy), at advocacy@unlsa.com


Allens Junior Mooting will take place in Semester 2! Stay tuned for details!

Past Winners

Senior Mooting

2016 Shanna Beeton, Rebekah Outteridge & Nena Janssens

2015 Tom Prichard, Jonothan Vitnell, and Alexander Winn

2014 Jessie McKenzie, Natalie Miccoli and Alexander Winn
2013 Daniel Bullock, Katrina Hogan and Joan Williams
2012 Amy Matthews, Ben Malone, Michael Jessup
2011 Luke Hawthorne, Margaux McGuigan and Guy Van Dugteren
2010 Will Buxton and Rhianne Smith
2009 Emily Baxter, Kerryn Brent and Alex Caldwell


Junior Mooting

2014 Ryan Liddle, Jessica Lighton and Cecilia O’Connell
2013 Ryan Liddle, Jessica Lighton and Cecilia O’Connell
2012 Rebecca Giles, Owen Mortimer and Alexander Winn
2011 Jasper Liston, Tom Prichard and Rowena Sturn
2010 Ellen French and Morgan Smith
2009 Ellen French and Morgan Smith