International Mooting Competitions

The Faculty's International Competitions Programme selects about 20 of the most talented law students to represent HKU in five international mooting competitions.
The Faculty has for many years participated in international law mooting competitions, most notably the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (the "Jessup Moot"). These international moot competitions consist of two parts: (a) written legal arguments, and (b) oral arguments (as both appellants and respondents) before a panel of three judges.
For over a decade, HKU has been sending its students to compete amongst the world’s best law students in local and international mooting competitions. We currently participate in:

  1. Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  2. Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot
  3. Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot
  4. Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot
  5. International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot

Students of both the Department of Law and the Department of Professional Legal Education are encouraged to participate in these mooting competitions. The benefits from participation are numerous, including improved legal research and writing skills, improved oral advocacy skills, and the chance to travel to the international round of the competitions and meet law students from around the world. The internal selection rounds for these moots are normally held in the First Semester of each year.