Mooting is an arena of gladiatorial combat where national and international competitions provide a battleground for law students to test their advocacy skills.
Over the past few years, Bond University has earned a formidable reputation for its mooting success around the world, winning an average of two competitions a year. These include the International Criminal Court (ICC) Trial Competition in 2011, and the D.M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition in 2012.
For those interested in applying for our mooting teams, it will be difficult to find a harder challenge than preparing for and competing in a national or international moot. It involves long hours of preparation and weeks of practice, necessitating in many cases, a reduced subject load.
It's also one of the most rewarding experiences of your time at Bond.
In addition to the advancement of legal research, advocacy and presentation skills, mooting provides an opportunity to travel around Australia and around the world, meeting students, academics and legal professionals from some of the world’s most prestigious law schools. The contacts you make at these mooting competitions will be of benefit, not just to your legal education, but to your entire career.
As such, we encourage every law student to consider mooting as part of their Bond Law experience. Not only will you be participating in one of the activities that makes Bond Law exceptional, you’ll also be joining an illustrious list of Bond’s mooting alumni. It will also look great on your resume.
We invite you to explore the following pages which provide information on a range of competitions and answers to some of the questions you may have about mooting.
Assistant Professor Louise Parsons