Victorian Public International Law Moot

The Victorian Chapter’s Public International Law Moot provides an opportunity for young lawyers and graduates to engage in international law, put their advocacy skills to the test and connect with leaders in the field.

A single moot problem, set in the International Court of Justice, will be distributed to all participants. Oral and written submissions will be assessed by experts in the field during two preliminary rounds held in April and May 2014 at the state-of-the-art Melbourne Law School moot court. 

A grand final will be held in the Federal Court between the two highest scoring teams on 26 June 2014. The final will feature a number of eminent panelists, including the Honourable Justice Mortimer of the Federal Court and the Honourable Catherine Branson. The grand final will be followed by a cocktail reception to recognize and award the winning team and exceptional performances by individuals. 



Prior to the competition, participants will have the opportunity to refresh their international law research and advocacy skills by attending a training session held at Herbert Smith Freehills (our major sponsor).  



The competition is open to individuals or teams of two to three (mock-counsel and instructing solicitor), with teams of 3 recommended. 

Register before Friday 21 March 2014 by filling in this form. 

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Registration opens:  Tuesday 29 January 2014 

Registration closes:  Friday 21 March 2014 

Problem released and participants allocated moot dates: Saturday 22 March 2014 (participants receive the problem and allocated rounds) 

Preliminary Training: Thursday 27 March 2014, 6.00 – 8.00pm at Herbert Smith Freehills 

Round 1: Tuesday 15 April–Tuesday 6 May 2014, 5.45 – 9pm, Melbourne University 

Round 2: Tuesday 13 May–Tuesday 27 May  2014, 5.45 – 9pm, Melbourne University 

Semi-Finals: Thursday 12 June, Melbourne University 

Grand Final and celebrations: Thursday 26 June 2014, Federal Court 

*Dates subject to change until registration closes.