Welcome to the 2022 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 2022 Moot is scheduled to be held in-person from Saturday 1st October to Tuesday 4th October. Each Law School may send up to two teams - we hope you will join us in October!
Registrations for the 2022 Baker McKenzie Moot close at 11:59 AEST time on Sunday 7th August 2022.
Friday 5 July 2022
Sunday 7 August 2022
Registrations Close at 11:59pm
Monday 22 August 2022
Problem Question Released
Friday 26 August 2022
Clarifications due at 5pm AEST
Saturday 3 September 2022
Monday 19 September 2022
Appellant and Respondent written submissions due at 5pm AEST
Saturday 24 September 2022
1 October - 4 October 2022