VWL is thrilled to announce that registration for its mooting competition for 2017 is now open. The competition, known as The Warren Moot, began in 2015 and is endorsed by Chief Justice Marilyn Warren of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The Warren Moot is an initiative designed to address the small number of women lawyers in advocacy roles, encourage women lawyers to participate in public speaking and provide them with insight into a career at the Bar. A number of members of the legal profession, including members of the judiciary, have previously offered to donate their time to adjudicate the mooting rounds.


Knock Out Round – 3 October 2017
Round 1 – 17 October 2017
Semi Final – 31 October 2017
Grand Final – 14 November 2017


The Warren Moot is sponsored by Maddocks and the first three rounds of the competition will be held at Maddocks’ offices at Collins Square, Docklands. The Grand Final will be held at the Supreme Court of Victoria.


Teams will be made up of four lawyers and/or law students.
Individuals or groups of less than four may register, in which case VWL will allocate them to a team.


Registration for the Warren Moot is available to current VWL members on a first come first served basis. The competition will include 8 teams of four.

To become a VWL member, please join here and complete the relevant details.

Register for the Warren Moot here.