The annual Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section) Family Law Moot is a national competition that was established in 1990
The National Family Law Moot Competition was established to foster relations between the Law Schools and the practising profession; to encourage the study of family law; and to increase knowledge of the Law Council amongst law students. All universities around Australia are invited to take part in the moot, which is run with the co-operation of the Family Court of Australia.
The two teams with the highest scores from the State Finals compete in the National Final.
Law Schools are generally invited to participate during April/May and the final's are generally held during July/August.
The successful national team (every second year) will be invited to represent Australia in the Law Council's Trans Tasman Moot against the winning New Zealand law school.
A team of up to 4 students will be selected to represent UTS.
It is not necessary to have studied Family Law, though it may be advantageous.
UTS won the competition in 2001 (and was the first NSW law school to win it!).
UTS won the Trans Tasman Family Law Moot in 2002 (again a first for a NSW law school).