Want CPD hours? Love the thrill of appearing before judges? Want to practise your mooting skills? Want a chance to get training and mentoring from New Zealand’s top barristers?

Register NOW for the annual New Zealand Law Foundation Young Lawyers’ Mooting Competition! The competition is open to current and past professional legal studies trainees who are not yet admitted, and young lawyers with up to 5 years’ PQE. The Bar Association is providing group training and mentoring to semi-finalist and finalist teams.

Written submissions are due in May and moots will be held in late-May and June, and the winners of each regional competition will compete in a national final in July.

Find out more details by downloading a registration form or by emailing Registration is free. Please send your registration form to by Monday 4 May.

CPD compliant. Supported by the NZ Bar Association and the NZ Law Society (see the NZ Bar Association’s fantastic letter of endorsement, which can be provided to employers to explain the competition and assist you in highlighting the benefits of participation)

Important Dates

  • Monday 4 May – Entries close
  • Wednesday 6 May – Entry packs sent out
  • Thursday 14 May – Appellant teams’ submissions due
  • Tuesday 19 May 5:30-7:30pm – Session on oral advocacy with senior Wellington barristers
  • Friday 22 May – Respondent teams’ submissions due
  • Tuesday 26 May & Wednesday 27 May – Heat evenings (participants compete on one of the two nights)
  • Tuesday 9 June – Semi finals
  • Thursday 18 June – Finals
  • July – National finals

Entry Information
Entry to the competition is restricted to:

  1. persons currently undertaking a professional legal studies course with either College of Law or Institute of Professional Legal Studies or persons who have completed such a course but have not yet been admitted as lawyers; or
  2. lawyers within their first five years following admission.