Photo: Competitors from the 2018 National Women's Moot
Welcome to the 2020 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 2020 Moot will be held in Sydney from Saturday 26th September to Wednesday 30th September.
Registration for the 2020 Competition has not yet opened. Further information will be available in the coming weeks so please keep an eye on this page for more details to come.
Mid July 2020
Early August - Mid August 2020
Registration & Payment
10 August 2020
Problem Question Released
24 August 2020
4 September 2019
Appellant Written Submission Due
16 September 2019
Respondent Written Submission Due for Preliminary Rounds
26 September - 30 September 2020