The Annual Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot Competition is hosted by Victoria Law School in the College of Law and Justice at Victoria University (VU).

This four-day annual competition is open to teams across Australia. It is one of the largest moot court competitions in Australia, and has been running since 2011. It is Australia’s only Contract Law Moot. Winners of this competition win prize money and usually go on to compete in international mooting competitions.

Mooting is the oldest form of legal training for law advocates. At many universities, mooting competitions can be selected as an elective unit in your undergraduate law degree.

The Kirby Moot demonstrates VU’s strong industry connections. It is a fixture in the legal calendar and has strong support from the County Court of Victoria, members of the Victorian Bar, various law firms and practical legal training institutions. Law professionals are invited to judge the rounds and provide feedback to students.

Kirby Moot competition 2021

Congratulations to Bond University for winning the 9th Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot. The competition was hosted by Victoria University College of Law & Justice in August 2021.

Olivia Rankine from Bond University was the Best Oralist in the Quarter, Semi-Final and Grand Final rounds.

4 young female university students in professional dress, with blue skies and sandstone in the background

Thank you once again to our sponsors: Leo Cussen Centre for Law, the College of Law, Thomson-Reuters, LexisNexis and Oxford University Press.

Download the award ceremony document.

The 9th Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot Grand Final (password t&DAYGS5).

Oration

Established in 2010, the annual Michael Kirby Justice Oration provides a platform for leaders within our community to share their experiences, deep understanding, knowledge and reflections on issues of justice.

In 2021 the Michael Kirby Justice Oration was presented by Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian Human Rights Commission.

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Past competitions

In 2018 the Kirby Moot was held at VU's College of Law & Justice, Queen St Melbourne.

In 2017, 27 teams from 17 universities competed in the moot.

The 2017 Kirby Moot grand final was held at the County Court, with a panel of judges.

View the 2017 winners.

Contact us

The Kirby Moot will be held at the College of Law & Justice at the City Queen Campus, Victoria University, 295 Queen St, Melbourne.

For more information contact Sue Pejic, Moot coordinator, by emailing [email protected].