Welcome to the 2023 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 self-identify as women or non-binary.
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 2023 Moot is scheduled to be held in-person from Saturday 23rd September to Tuesday 26th September. Each Law School may send up to two teams - we hope you will join us in September!
Registrations for the 2023 Baker McKenzie Moot close at 11:59 AEST time on Sunday 6th August 2023.
Sunday 6 August 2023
Registrations Close at 11:59pm
Monday 14 August 2023
Problem Question Released
Friday 18 August 2023
Friday 25 August 2023
Monday 11 September 2023
Appellant and Respondent written submissions due at 5pm AEST
Friday 15 September 2023
23 September - 26 September 2022