Take part in the Māori Issues Moot

The Māori Issues Moot will soon be open to ALL Part III and IV Law students and counts as a qualifying moot for Law 400/499 or 498. In addition, it is an amazing way to network with the legal profession and showcase your mooting skills.

The moot problem will enable participants to analyse the relevant issues through the lens of statute/case law principles, and tikanga Māori prinicples.

You must sign up next week the first week of Semester 2, 2017 (beginning 24 July) at the Law student centre reception. Sign-ups close on Friday 28 July at 12 noon.

The moot is limited to a maximum of 24 participants (12 groups) so please sign up early.


The Gina Rudland Memorial prize for Māori  Mooting will be awarded to the winner of the Māori Issues moot. 


The top Māori mooter will be eligible to compete at the National Māori moot finals, to be  held at Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa, hui-a-tau in Auckland later this year. If he/she is unavailable, the next top Māori mooter will become eligible, and so on.

Please indicate when signing up if you wish to  submit your synopsis, and present your oral argument, in Te reo Maori so we can ensure that an appropriate judge is assigned to your group.

Note that if you sign up, you MUST attend the compulsory Māaori moot workshop to be held on Monday 31 July at 6pm or penalties apply. If you are really keen on participating in the moot and/or THRMoA National moot final, then sign up early.

Please keep an eye on all noticeboards including those at the Law school reception (Building 810) as well as the moot noticeboard outside the Moot court (Building 801).

For any queries, please contact Kathryn Arona, at; k.arona@auckland.ac.nz or come and see me in building 810 room 234.

Maori Moot Poster 2017