The RMIT LSS is now inviting expressions of interest from JD students, to compete in the second annual King & Wood Mallesons Private Law Moot, to be held at the University of New South Wales in Semester 1, 2015. The competition dates are currently proposed as April 3-5 2015.
The King & Wood Mallesons Private Law Moot is the first and only national mooting competition with private law as its subject area. The topic area of the 2015 problem question will be announced later this year.
The agenda for the 2015 competition will be as follows:
• Four preliminary rounds of mooting
• Semi-finals round
• Grand final with a panel of eminent judges
• A careers networking event or social event
• Final dinner and prize ceremony
The preliminary rounds will take place at the University of New South Wales.
Last year, the grand final was judged by Justice Mark Leeming of the NSW Court of Appeal, Keith Mason AC QC, former President of the Court of Appeal, and Professor Simone Degeling, co-director of the Private Law Research & Policy Group at UNSW.
If you would like to apply:
1. Ensure that you are a Financial member of the RMIT LSS
2. Fill in the EOI form on the website
3. Be prepared to find your own way to Sydney for the competition
4. Be prepared to put in the effort to represent RMIT LSS
The amount of preparation for a moot of this caliber is usually around 20-30 hours of preparation work including a couple of face to face or phone meetings.
The RMIT LSS Competitions subcommittee will decide who the successful applicants are based on prior mooting experience and study.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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