Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot

Established in 2002, the Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot is recognised as Australia’s premier constitutional law mooting competition for law students. 

The Moot brings together the nation's best and brightest mooters to present oral and written submissions on a case, which is based on current (and sometimes controversial) issues in Australian constitutional law, before some of the nation’s most eminent legal minds. Previous moot problem questions have been drafted by Justices of the High Court and Solicitors-General. For several years, the grand final has been presided over by current or former Justices of the High Court. 

The Moot is named in honour of Sir Harry Talbot Gibbs GCMG AC KBE QC who served as Justice of the High Court of Australia from 1970 to 1981 and as Chief Justice from 1981 to 1987.

The Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot (Gibbs Moot) is run each year by an Australian law school law students' society. After a tender process, the AACL agreed for the Melbourne University Law Students' Society to host the Gibbs Moot for the years 2022 to 2024.  

Congratulations to James Gunn, Annie Jiang and Kevin Sebastian (University of Melbourne), Madeleine McGregor, Thomas Dunbabin and Benjamin Durkin (Australian National University) on jointly winning the Grand Final of the 2021.

Past Winners

2021 (Draw)

  • Thomas Dunababin, Madeleine McGregor and Benjamin Durkin (Australian National University)
  • Annie Jiang, Kevin Sebastian and James Gunn (University of Melbourne)