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 2017 Moot will be held in Sydney from
Monday 25 September to Thursday 28 September.
16 June 2017
Expression of Interest Emails sent.
10 July - 1 August 2017
Registration & Payment
10 August 2017
Problem Question Release
8 September 2017, 5pm
Appellant Written Submission Due
21 September 2017, 5pm
Respondent Written Submission Due
25 September - 28 September