Allen & Overy First Year Mooting Competition

2019 Dates

This competition is run over knockout rounds. Each round is held on a weeknight at UWA.

Semester 2
Round 1 - 20 & 22 August

Round 2 - 9 & 11 September

Semi Final - 25 September

Grand Final - 9 October

This competition aims to provide First Year Students with an opportunity to develop their legal research and analytical skills, as well as their skills of persuasive argument, in the formal environment of a court.

This competition is run over knockout rounds. Each round is held on a weeknight at UWA. 

The First Year Mooting Competition involves a simulated hearing before an appellate court in which individual counsel argue particular points of law.

The Competition is open only to students enrolled in their first year of the Juris Doctor. The topics of the Moot will be based on the students’ course work, in areas such as Torts, Property Law or Public Law. Students new to mooting are encouraged to involve themselves in Blackstone Advocacy prior to entering this competition.

A simplified version of the King & Wood Mallesons Open Mooting Competition, the focus of the competition is in the research for and preparation of a List of Authorities, as well as the presentation of oral arguments. The First Year Moot Competition differs from Open Mooting by only having one question throughout the entire competition, easing first-time competitors into the structure of mooting competitions.

Mooters will gain immense experience from this competition, as they are given the opportunity to advocate for both sides. Over the course of the competition, competitors will have the opportunity to present as both appellant and respondent. In this way, competitors develop a deeper understanding of the question and the law underpinning it.

For any queries regarding this competition, please contact our Competitions VP Alexander Gibson.


First Year Moot Competition Rules


2019 Registration Form

2018 Grand Final