COMPETITIONS OUTLINE FOR 2018
- Deakin Moot
- Junior Moot
- First year Negotiation (held at the Waterfront campus)
Have a read over our Competitions Guide!
Please Note: Section four of the Code of Conduct
APPLICATIONS FOR THE DEAKIN MOOT HAVE NOW CLOSED
About the Deakin Moot:
A moot is a mock trial in which teams of two are given a set of facts and must use their knowledge of the law to argue their client’s case. Each team will either appear for the plaintiff/appellant or the defendant/respondent. Competitors will act as junior and senior counsel. Students will be assessed on their strength of argument and ability to adhere to formalities. Mooting helps students master the skills of legal research, establishing an argument on a particular point of law, public speaking and the ability to critically evaluate issues to the relevant provisions and case law.
Students are advised to learn their arguments inside out rather than just reading off a piece of paper, because the judge will ask each student questions in relation to their submissions. Extensive preparation is essential!
DLSS moots run for roughly 30 minutes with each team having 15 minutes to present their case. Both senior and junior counsel should speak for roughly the same amount of time whilst leaving enough time for the judge to ask questions.
Formal language and courtesy must be maintained throughout the moot as general etiquette will contribute to the team’s score. Students must wear business attire.
Registration Closes: 9th March
Heats Week: 13th-16th March
Semi-Finals: 21st March
Final: 28th March