Herbert Smith Freehills Open Moot

Recommended for second-year students and above.

In the Open Moot, students compete as counsel in an appellate matter in a superior court. Students prepare written submissions over a week and then make their oral argument before judges. The judges will question students on the law and fact surrounding a particular point of appeal.

In the Open Moot, teams are made up of two people (senior and junior counsel) and the teams are judged on their collective performance. Teamwork is key!

The competition is a fantastic stepping stone to other moots, such as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Proudly sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills.


Previous Winners

2016
Katie Warner
Charlie Bruce
Sam Leeson

2015
Yvonne Whittaker-Rush
Stamatina Haliakis
Rebecca Cox
*Yvonne, Stamatina and Rebecca reached the quarter-finals of the National Championship Moot Competition.

2014
Charlie Bruce
Ben Bishop
Charlotte Thomas

2013
Rebecca McEwen
John Eldridge
Alice Wharldall
*Rebecca, John and Alice won the National Championship Moot Competition.

2012
Lloyd Wicks
Warwick Ambrose
Rebecca McEwen

2011
Lloyd Wicks
Warwick Ambrose
Michael Norris

2010
David Jordan
Sanjay Schrapel
Nicholas Lum

2009
Hannah Canham
Rachael White
David Jordan

2008
Thomas Besanko
Micaela McLean