Due to Bond’s extensive involvement in national and international competitions there are now about 30 positions available each year in our various mooting teams. The application process for these places changes from time to time but the general procedure is as follows:
Call for applications
The Faculty calls for expressions of interest towards the end of the first semester or the beginning of the second semester of each year. Places are advertised via emails sent to all students and posters on the electronic notice boards.
Interested students are asked to submit:
- A letter expressing your interest, outlining why you would be a suitable candidate;
- A copy of your academic transcript; and
- A brief CV.
You will also be asked to nominate which team or moot you are interested in as most of the team members are chosen from one selection pool.
First round shortlist
Depending on the number of applicants, a shortlist will be chosen by the selectors. If you are a first semester student with no mooting experience, it is difficult to get past this first round cut but don’t let that stop you from applying in the future. If you are keen enough, you will usually get the opportunity to take part in at least one competition during your time at Bond.
Try-out moot and interview
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to prepare a short moot (3-5 minutes) on a basic legal problem which you will argue in front of the selection panel, consisting of at least three academics and student moot alumni. Your moot will generally be followed by a brief interview (5-10 minutes).
Final team selections will be made on the basis of the try-out moot and interview.