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 the largest moot court competition in Australia, and has been running since 2011. 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 VU, mooting competitions can be selected as an elective unit in our 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.

Read more about VU's mooting program.

2019 Kirby Moot competition

The 9th annual Michael Kirby Contract Law moot will be held from Monday 23 - Thursday 26 September 2019.

    You can take part in the Kirby Moot as a:

    • moot competitor
    • judge
    • volunteer or observer.

    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 Linda Telai, Moot Director by email: linda.telai@vu.edu.au.