Mooting and Student Competitions

ANU College of Law students have countless opportunities to refine and showcase their skills in research, analysis, teamwork, communication and oral advocacy by participating in a wide range of national and international competitions.

Teams benefit from expert coaching from faculty members, alumni, legal practitioners and senior members of the judiciary. Team selection for intervarsity and international competitions is co-ordinated between the ANU College of Law and the LSS.

(Note: students participate in most competitions on an extra-curricular basis. At present only the Jessup Moot and the Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition in Tokyo are credit-bearing electives).


This moot is uniquely focused on legal issues faced by LGBTQIA+ people in Australia and beyond, and lays bare law’s ability to mitigate and/or compound inequality, marginalisation and injustice.


The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from roughly 700 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions.


The Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition (INC) is a major Asia-Pacific regional negotiation and commercial arbitration competition based in Tokyo. ANU students represent Australia alongside teammates drawn from law schools nationwide.


Other Competitions

ANU College of Law students regularly participate in intervarsity/international competitions including:

  • Oxford University International Intellectual Property Moot
  • Allen & Overy-NLU Deal Negotiation Competition (Jodhpur, India)
  • Investor State Mediation Competition (Sri Lanka)
  • International Migration and Refugee Law Moot
  • Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot
  • Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot
  • Baker McKenzie National Intervarsity Women's Moot
  • UTS Ashurst Intervarsity Legal Technology Moot
  • Unjust Enrichment Moot
  • Fletcher Insolvency Law Moot

We are always expanding the range of competitions in which ANU College of Law students participate and excel.

The LSS also organises internal competition programs in mooting, negotiation and other legal skills such as witness examination and client interviewing. These provide a great way to develop the abilities and confidence to excel at prestigious intervarsity competitions.


Further Information

ANU Moot Court : Giving Students Real-World Legal Skills

ANU College of Law Exhibition Moot

Student Competition Successes

Key competition wins and successes


Financial Assistance

Students that engage in an extra-curricular activity (not for credit) can request financial assistance. This include non-paid internships, study projects, conferences/seminars and competitions.

ANU COL Discretionary Student Financial Support

Student Extracurricular Enrichment Fund (seef)

Some financial support to teams traveling to compete across Australia or overseas may be available on application to the Director of Moots & Competitions. 



For more information on the student competitions program at the ANU College of Law, please contact the College Student and Education Support team.

Phone:(02) 6125 3483

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team