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The Bond University Faculty of Law conducts one of Australia’s oldest high school mooting competitions. The national competition brings together schools from every state and territory who battle it out in front of real judges, barristers and members of the legal profession and academe.
What is the National High School Mooting Competition?
The National High School Mooting Competition is an event for Year 11 and 12 students to develop their advocacy skills in a competitive environment. Each year approximately 80 of Australia’s most prominent schools participate in an intense competition held over a fortnight.
Invitations to participate in the following year's National High School Mooting Competition are sent to schools in November with a request to register their interest in nominating a team of students to participate.
The 2018 National High School Mooting Competition will be held from 8 May to 18 May. The Grand Finals will take place on 2 June.
The Mooting Toolkit is a resource centre which includes a series of videos to help moot teams prepare throughout the High School Mooting Competition. Bond Law students and academics have created the Toolkit to give you a look into the world of mooting.
The word “moot” can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon era of British history when a “moot” was the meeting of prominent figures and nobles from the local society to discuss matters of regional importance.
The Bond University National High School Mooting Competition was established in 1989 and has grown rapidly, with approximately 80 high schools from across Australia participating in the annual event.
Scotch College Melbourne.
St. Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace.
Brisbane Grammar School.
Kingaroy State High School.
Brisbane State High School.
St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace.
St. John Paul College - Coffs Harbour.
2011 Winners: Seymour College, Adelaide.
2010 Winners: Seymour College, Adelaide.
2009 Winners: Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School, Malaysia.
2008 Winners: Brighton Grammar School, Melbourne.
2007 Winners: Brauer Secondary College, Warrnabool, Victoria.
2006 Winners: St Aloysius College, Sydney.
2005 Winners: Marist College, Canberra.
2004 Winners: St Hilda's School, Gold Coast.
2003 Winners: Somerset College, Gold Coast.
2002 Winners: Newington, College, Sydney.
2001 Winners: Glenunga International High School, Adelaide.
2000 Winners: Seymour College, Adelaide.
1999 Winners: St Ignatius College, Riverview NSW.
1998 Winners: The King's School, Sydney.
1997 Winners: The King's School, Sydney.
1996 Winners: Brauer Secondary College, Warrnabool, Victoria.
1995 Winners: Brisbane State High School, Brisbane.
1994 Winners: Marymount College, Gold Coast.
1993 Winners: The King's School, Sydney.
1992 Winners: Stuartholme School, Brisbane.
1991 Winners: Toowoomba Grammar School, Toowoomba.
1990 Winners: Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Gold Coast.
1989 Winners: The Southport School, Gold Coast.