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 held 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 teamwork, collaboration and the application of both substantive and procedural law in a practice-authentic context.
An ANU team comprising Nick Bradman, Grace Lee and Ella Sheppard (pictured below) and coached by Andrew Ray won the 2021 HSF International Computational Law e-moot. Their undefeated run was an extraordinary achievement against stellar teams from law schools in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, the UK, and Germany.