The National Family Law Moot Competition was established by the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia in 1989 to foster relations between Law Schools and practitioners; to encourage the study of family law; and to increase knowledge of the Law Council amongst law students.
All universities around Australia are invited to take part in the moot, which is run with the co-operation of the Family Court of Australia. The two teams with the highest scores from the State Finals compete in the National Final, which is held in Canberra later in the year. The University winning the National Competition receives the perpetual Colin Davies Cup, and the winners and runners-up also receive prize money.
The Law School will select a team of between two and four members in accordance with the Family Law Moot Competition Selection Policy. The UWA team will receive coaching from former UWA mooting champions and from barristers experienced in the field of family law.
The closing date for applications is Monday 30 April.
Further information is available from the following documents, which are from previous years of the competition; it is unlikely that there will be any change to the rules and format in 2009.
- Family Law Moot Question and Rules 2007
- Family Law Moot Selection Policy 2007
- Family Law Moot Judges Guide