Photo: The first all-female bench to sit in an Australian court - Their Honours Justice Virginia Bell, Justice Margaret Beazley and Justice Carolyn Simpson on the NSW Criminal Court of Appeal, 16 April 1999
Welcome Women for Justice!
The Baker McKenzie National Women's Moot is proud to present the opportunity for women across all of Australia to begin their journey into the bar once again this year!
The National Intervarsity Women’s Mooting Tournament was first introduced in 2011 by the Sydney University Law Society (“SULS”) in conjunction with the NSW Young Lawyers Special Committee of Law Students’ Societies (“SCLSS”). It is aimed at addressing the equity issues facing women at the bar and is the only national moot in which all competitors must be female.
Although the traditional barriers facing women at law school and within the legal profession have generally improved such that our generation may benefit from a more equitable professional environment, the same developments are arguably yet to characterise the bar.
Mooting is an incredibly positive way of encouraging greater advocacy skills and increasing accessibility for women to a career at the bar. It is a way of addressing the inequity of the profession at a grassroots level. It also provides an opportunity for female law students to gain advocacy experience and network with eminent legal practitioners who will judge the moots.
The 2018 Moot will be held in Sydney from
Monday 24 September to Thursday 27 September.
11 July 2018
Registration Form released
11 July - 8 August 2018
Registration & Payment
15 August 2018
Problem Question Released
7 September, 5pm
Appellant Written Submission Due
20 September 2018, 5pm
Respondent Written Submission Due for Preliminary Rounds
27 September 2018, noon
Respondent Written Submission Due for Grand Final
24 September - 27 September