Our Law & Justice College equips graduates for success with a world-class moot program. A moot court is a mock court which simulates the proceedings of a live court room (or a similar dispute-resolution setting).

Your participation in the program offers a significant professional advantage, developing your legal skills for practice in the real world.

We pride ourselves on our mooting community – you will be able to talk to mentor students who have participated in the program to learn from their experiences.

Competitions

Mooting competitions are regularly offered locally and internationally.

They give you the opportunity match your skills against other students, and are a great way for you to develop fundamental skills to better help your career. By participating in competitions you get a chance to practice what you learn in the classroom.

VU has been successful over the years, including being awarded the winner of the 2014 Shanghai Moot competition, competing against 28 international law schools.

Other successes include finishing in the the top 5% of international law schools in the Vis Moot competition, which included some of the world's best universities such as Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, the London School of Economics, and the University of Munster.

Kirby Moot

VU holds the Hon. Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot Competition – a four-day annual competition for teams across Australia. In 2015 there were a total of 30 teams from 18 Australian universities, making the event the largest Moot Court Competition in Australia.

Since beginning in 2011, the Moot has become 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.

The 2015 Moot was a resounding success with the VU team the only Victorian team to advance to the semi-finals.