This international mooting competition is unique; focusing on the principles and significance of computational law, including: artificial intelligence; automation of trust; data governance; privacy protection; accountability of algorithms; and blockchain. In 2021, the competition was conducted entirely online.
The aim of this moot is to develop professional skills in written and oral advocacy, including addressing some of the particular challenges that arise when using video conferencing technology in the courtroom and in international arbitration. Participants will also gain a deeper appreciation of the professional and substantive issues raised by disruptive technologies and the law, including the application of foreign law. Most importantly, this competition will foster team work, collaboration and the application of both substantive and procedural law in a practice-authentic context.
The ANU was victorious in winning the 2021 HSF International Computational Law eMoot. Congratulations to Nick Bradman, Ella Sheppard and Grace Lee for their undefeated run the competition and to Andrew Ray for coaching and supporting the team throughout the competition. This is an extraordinary achievement against stellar teams from law schools in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, the UK, and Germany.
Their prize is an exclusive invitation to attend HSF’s DigiCon event next week. They are also invited to a discussion with HSF’s Digital Law Group lead Natasha Blycha (based in Perth).
Further advice around the 2022 competition will be published in the final quarter of 2021.