The TC Beirne School of Law working in partnership with The University of Queensland Law Society (UQLS) is committed to providing students with the highest standard of legal education to equip them with the skills to successfully practice their profession in a dynamic and demanding environment. The internal and external mooting program is supported by the Law School to enable students to develop their research, written and advocacy skills and prepare them for mooting competitions and their professional lives beyond the Law School.
Mooting is the oral presentation of a legal (and sometimes factual) issue or problem against an opposing counsel and before a judge, tribunal member or arbitrator. It resembles the experience that a student can expect to have in a court, tribunal or in arbitral proceedings, after qualifying as a lawyer.
Mooting can enhance your employment opportunities as a legal professional, help to build confidence in public speaking and assist in developing research, and presentation skills. In other words, mooting experience can benefit every student whether or not they plan to pursue a traditional legal career after graduation. Students who have mooted in the recent past have found the experience to be one of the most challenging and rewarding elements of their legal studies at The University of Queensland.