Castan Centre Human Rights Moot Registration


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Castan Centre Human Rights Moot Registration

The Castan Centre Human Rights Moot is the only one of its kind in the country, providing the next generation of young lawyers the chance to hone their knowledge of human rights.

The competition is based on Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act and challenges students run human rights arguments in front of experienced jurists in one of only two Australian jurisdictions with comprehensive human rights laws. The competition is open to all Australian law schools.

How are the teams chosen? 

Each law school is responsible for choosing and organising its team/s.

Each team should ideally have three members but two is acceptable.

Competitors must be in the equivalent of at least third year of a combined law degree or any year of a JD degree, but must not have completed their degree.

It is preferable that competitors have completed some studies in human rights law.

How many teams can enter?

There is a maximum capacity of 16 teams. Entry is first in, best dressed.

Each Victorian Law School is permitted to enter up to two teams, other Australian Law Schools can enter one team.

Additional teams may be entered only with the prior permission of the Castan Centre.

Who judges?

In all rounds but the grand final, barristers and experts in human rights law will judge. The grand final is judged by Supreme Court judges or other human rights experts such as the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner.

Where is it held?

The moot is held in the Melbourne CBD at Monash University Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. The grand final is held at the Supreme Court of Victoria.

When is it held?

  • Round 1 and 2 - 25 September 2018
  • Quarter Finals and Semi Finals - 26 September 2018
  • Grand Final - 27 September 2018

Please see our moot website for more information on relevant dates.

Are coaches permitted?

Yes. Teams are permitted to be coached.

Can two teams from the same university have the same coach?

Yes. Teams from the same university may have the same coach.

How to register a team

Contact the head of competitions in your law faculty or law student society who will then register you with us. You may contact us directly however, as there is a registration fee, it is best to liaise with your university to organise funding for this.

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