2 years ago

When:
26 September, 2016

Location:
High Court, Level 17, Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne

Organised by:
Law Students Society


The Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot is the premier intervarsity mooting competition hosted by the Melbourne University Law Students' Society. Come and see Australia’s best constitutional law students battle it out for glory in front of an all-star bench!

We are very excited to announce that the judges for the Grand Final are all former Justices of the High Court of Australia:

THE HONOURABLE WILLIAM GUMMOW AC QC
THE HONOURABLE SUSAN CRENNAN AC QC
THE HONOURABLE IAN CALLINAN AC QC

This is your one chance to see the old High Court back in action! The moot problem has also been kindly prepared by The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler from the current High Court of Australia.

This year, we have had a record number of teams from all around Australia competing in front of prominent barristers, judges and academics. Our two Grand Finalist teams are the last ones standing in a competition that has been fiercely fought over the weekend. It promises to be a show!

Seating in the High Court is limited so please arrive early to secure your spot.

You are also encouraged to watch the Semi Finals, which will be held earlier in the day at 9:30 AM in the Moot Court and Room 920 at Melbourne Law School. If you wish to watch these moots, please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid disruption. The Semi Final fixture is at follows:

1. MONASH UNIVERSITY v UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Room: Moot Court (level 5)
Presiding Judges: The Hon Justice Chris Maxwell (President of the Victorian Court of Appeal), Richard Niall QC (Victorian Solicitor-General) and Ronald Merkel QC.

2. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY v UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Room: 920 (level 9)
Presiding Judges: The Hon Justice Joseph Santamaria (Victorian Court of Appeal), The Hon Peter Gray (former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia) and Kristen Walker QC.

The Sir Harry Gibbs Moot is proudly sponsored by the Australian Government Solicitor, the Australian Association of Constitutional Law and The Federation Press.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!