Mooting & student competitions

2016 ANU Jessup Moot winning team

National and international student competitions provide ANU College of Law students a significant opportunity to develop research, communication and legal advocacy skills as well as an opportunity to earn recognition and potential prize money.

Our College has a proud history in student competitions, winning significant prizes in Australian and key international student competitions. These successes can be put down to the high standard of our teams but also the extraordinary guidance and support they receive from ANU alumni and staff, and members of the wider Australian legal fraternity.

Each year the ANU College of Law hosts the Australian preliminary rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

For any queries about the College's student competitions program, please contact the Director of Mooting and Student Competition.

The John H Jackson ELSA WTO Moot 2019

The ANU College of Law is supporting a team to go to the John H Jackson ELSA WTO Moot in 2019 (formerly known as the EMCC WTO Moot). The John H Jackson WTO Moot is the pre-eminent international trade law moot in the world. There are 5 regional rounds, from which the top 20 teams go to the WTO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to compete in the finals in June 2019. In 2018, the ANU team won the Asia-Pacific Regional Round and made it to the quarterfinals in Geneva.

Further information on the moot (including the problem for 2019) can be found at

The moot competition consists of written submissions, followed by an oral round. The written submissions are due on 11 January 2019. The Asia-Pacific Rounds will be held in Singapore from 23–27 February 2019.

The ANU College of Law is seeking to send a team of two to four students to the Asia-Pacific Rounds in 2019. As the written submissions are due in mid-January, being a part of the team means committing to researching and writing submissions with your team members in November-December 2018 and January 2019. You will not necessarily need to be in Canberra for all of this period, but will need to be in contact with your team, and actively working on the written submissions over summer.

The ANU College of Law will provide some funding for the team, including the registration fee and a travel/accommodation allowance of $500/person. Team members will need to self-fund for any additional costs above this allowance.

Dr Imogen Saunders will act as the team coach. However, the team is expected to be largely self-directed, and is expected to research and write memorials without external help.

Any student who will be enrolled in a LLB/JD in 2019 is eligible to compete. It is desirable that team members have completed either LAWS4226 (International Trade Law) or LAWS8229 (Laws of World Trade), but this is not a prerequisite.


Applications closed on 30 October 2018.

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