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The Murdoch Moot Program is a high quality and innovative moot program that provides you with the opportunity to develop your practical legal skills in a real-life setting.

What is mooting?

'Mooting' is a form of advocacy training where a court case is simulated. You prepare written arguments then present your argument before a panel of judges in our purpose built courtroom.

Our program is overseen by experienced academics and offer credit point units to competing students. By participating, you receive advance training in legal research, analysis and advocacy. We see mooting as a valuable way of developing the practical skills that you will need when you enter legal practice.

Male law student standing to present in Murdoch's Moot Court.

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Mooting competitions are held within and between law schools – in domestic, 区域及全球竞争. Murdoch regularly competes in a variety of mooting competitions and international competitions can attract over 400 teams globally so there’s a variety of opportunities available to you.

From the High Court in Melbourne to the Vienna Town Hall in Austria, mooting competitions take our students to a variety of locations around the world to further develop their advocacy skills. You could find yourself preparing arguments on issues as diverse 就像公海上的环境破坏一样, 恐怖主义活动, militaristic actions or human rights issues.

Recent successes

  • 27th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot - Top 64 and received an Honourable Mention for the Eric E. 伯格斯滕口头团队奖.
  • 20th International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot - Preliminary finalists, 最佳整体书面备忘录第三名, Best Speaker in the General Rounds awarded to Reuben Pemberton-Ovens.
  • 2019 Alfred Deakin International Commercial Arbitration Moot – Semi Finalists, 第二名索赔人备忘录, 第二名答辩人备忘录, Best Overall Speaker in the General Rounds awarded to Alex Di Rosso.
  • 2019 AMPLA Mining Law Moot – Overall Winners, Karla Fernandes awarded the Best Mooter award.

什么是模拟法庭?

The Moot Court Bench (MCB) is a student body dedicated to encouraging mooting activities around the Law School at Murdoch. MCB aims to develop students’ advocacy, research, writing, and organisational skills.

MCB由志愿者完成, 和识别, you will receive 40 hours of voluntary service recorded on your academic transcript received at graduation. You will undertake various projects, have access to advanced advocacy training seminars, skills development and invitations to the MCB Coffee Hour Seminars with distinguished guest speakers.