Novice Moot

The Novice Moot is open to all students who have not reached the finals stage of any other moot. However, because the competition features a broader array of practice areas than the First Year Moot, we recommend the Novice Moot for second-year students and above.

If you’re beyond your first year but you’re not quite confident enough for the Open Moot, the Novice Moot is a great place to start! Mooting is one of the best ways to improving your legal reasoning and public speaking skills. In the Novice Moot, competitors argue appellate cases by preparing their written submissions over a week-long period and then arguing their case before a judge. The competition features problems from an array of practice areas and it is judged by experienced lawyers and academics.

In the Novice Moot, teams are made up of two people (senior and junior counsel) but competitors are judged on their individual performance!