Notre Dame Sydney Law Society

2017 StevensVuaran Lawyers Mooting


This competition runs in the second semester. Last year, the judging included Tom Hughes AO QC, you never who might be judging this year’s final.

In one sentence…
Mooting is about who has done the most impressive job of presenting their case and is THE competition for those entire aspiring barrister’s out there.

What is involved?
A moot is a simulated appeal in a superior court, based on a mock fact scenario and judgment from a lower court. No witnesses, just good old fashioned legal argument about whether or not the lower court decision was correct.

Based on the facts presented you will argue your clients position in a simulated real-life court proceeding where you will compose and submit a Memorandum of Argument in the form of written submissions and participate in oral arguments using appropriate court etiquette.

Expect to be queried and questioned by the judges as they test you to see just how well you know your facts and the cases surrounding a particular point of law.

With the competition designed to cater to all levels of experience, from beginners to senior mooters, the same problem question will be used for each round.

Mooting is an arena of gladiatorial combat for law students to test their advocacy skills.

For more information, refer to the Competitions Guide.

Past Winners

The 2016 Winners were Rebecca Lennard and Caroline Michel. For the full list of finalists, please see the Competitions Honours Roll.

Helpful Mooting Resources

Advice and Tips

Sample Grand Final Submission

Photo Gallery

2016 StevensVuaran Lawyers Mooting Grand Final (Full Photo Album)

2015 StevensVuaran Lawyers Mooting Grand Final

2014 StevensVuaran Lawyers  Mooting Grand Final


2013 StevensVuaran Lawyers  Mooting Grand Final (Full Photo Album)