In one sentence…
Mooting is about who has done the most impressive job of presenting their case and is THE competition for those 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.