Younes + Espiner Intervarsity Criminal Law Moot

What is it?

The Younes +Espiner Intervarsity Criminal Law Moot, hosted by the University of Wollongong Law Students’ Society, invites students from across the country to moot a criminal law case on appeal. 

Teams of two students have the opportunity to develop their legal research and writing skills, as well as their advocacy, presenting before experienced legal professors and practitioners. The Grand Final is adjudicated by a three-judge panel, including UOW’s Judge in Residence, Prof Terry Buddin SC.

UOW enters two competitively selected teams in this competition, and other NSW universities are invited to register up to two teams. 

2019 Key Dates

Competition Dates: Saturday, 17 August – Sunday, 18 August 2019, University of Wollongong Main Campus

     Preliminary Rounds to be held on Saturday. 

     Semi-Final to be held on Sunday morning.

     Grand Final to be held on Sunday afternoon.

Registrations Close: Monday, 22 July, 11.59pm

Problem Released: Tuesday, 23 July, 9am

Written Memoranda (Both Sides) Due: Monday, 12 August, 5pm

Opposing Submissions Released: Tuesday, 13 August, 9am

Draw Release Date: Thursday, 15 August

Competitor Resources

Competition Rules

2019 Competition Problem

Competition Scoresheet: Contained in Competition Rules File

Competition Details

Team registration fee (for a team of two): $150.00 (inc. GST)

  1. The team registration fee includes (1) catering for the Awards Presentation, to be held on the evening of the Grand Final (Sunday, 18 August); and (2) lunch and refreshments during the preliminary rounds.
  2. Teams will have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs, where applicable.
  3. Payments for the team registration fee is due before the problem is released on 20 July 2019. If payments are not received by the close of business on that day, the team will be considered as not having been successfully registered to participate in the Moot.

Register for the 2019 Younes + Espiner Intervarsity Criminal Law Moot using this form. Forms must be submitted by Friday, 19 July 5pm.

Previous Winners


Winners: Brooke Blatchford and Jake Gonzo, University of Newcastle

Runners Up: Sebastian Davies-Mills and Michael Tangonan, University of Technology Sydney

Best Oralist: Jake Gonzo, University of Newcastle


Winners: Aiden Lerch and Bernice Lethlean, University of Wollongong

Runners Up: James Gough and Nena Janssens, University of Newcastle

Best Oralist: Sophie Whittaker, University of Wollongong