Call for mentors for a moot: only short period involved

Mon Jul 17 2017

The Indigenous Barristers’ Strategy Working Party is calling for volunteers to assist with the annual UNSW Law Mooting Competition of Australia's First Peoples. This year’s moot is on succession law – but the mentoring role is on advocacy skills so knowledge of the area of law is not really relevant.

Interested barristers will be required to act as mentors to participating students over a ten day period from Monday, 24 July to Friday 4 August.

We are looking for barristers who are able provide advice on the preparation of written submissions as well as offer advocacy advice and some wisdom on best methods in oral presentations. Suggestions on what not to do are always helpful. Contact with the student may be in person or by phone and email. Please note that students may be in their first year. The preliminary will be held on Wednesday, 2 August from 5-9pm.

The finals will be held from 6.00pm on Friday 4 August at Gilbert + Tobin, L35, 200 Barangaroo Ave, International Towers 2, Barangaroo. If your student/s makes it to the final, then you would of course be welcome to attend.

If you are interested in assisting as a MOOTING MENTOR, please let me know by return email - - and I will let you know by Monday, 24 July if you have been allocated one or two students.

Chris Ronalds SC


Indigenous Barristers’ Strategy Working Party

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