Welcome to the 2021 Baker McKenzie National Women's Moot!
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 first established 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 2021 Moot is scheduled to be held online via Zoom from Saturday 25th September to Wednesday 29th September. Each Law School may send up to two teams - we hope you will join us in September!
Registrations for the 2021 Baker McKenzie Moot close at 11:59 AEST time on Monday 9th August 2021.
Monday 9 August 2021
Saturday 14 August 2021
Problem Question Released
Saturday 21 August 2021
Clarifications are Due
Saturday 28 August 2021
Friday 3 September 2021
5:00 pm AEST
Appellant Written Submission Due
11 September 2021
Respondent Written Submission Due for Preliminary Rounds
25 September - 29 September 2021