National Schools Moot Court Competitions hosted by the University of Pretoria
Welcome to the 2017 National Schools Moot Court Competition, hosted by the University of Pretoria.
How to Participate in the 2017 NSMCC
Each School must select a Team of 2 learners. Preferably one male and one female – however this is only a preferance, not a requirement.
Download the competition material (Hypothetical Fact, Resource Pack & Competition Rules)
Futher, you can download the“Essay Writing Guide”and the“Oral Pleading Guide”to assist with your preperations.
Team members must write one essay for the Applicant and one essay for the Respondent. In total, teams must write 2 essays. Submit both essays before the submission deadline (28 July 2017 at 5pm). Teams can submit essays to firstname.lastname@example.org
Top 10 Teams that wrote the best essays in each Province (based on the essay results) will be invited to participate in the Provincial Oral Rounds taking place between 19 August and 2 September 2017 (please note that the Provincial Oral Rounds are organised by the Provincial DbE and DoJ).
The Judges from the Provincial Oral Rounds will select the best 4 teams from each Province. Those teams will advance to the National Oral Round in Pretoria/Johannesburg hosted from 4 to 8 October 2017. (Please refer to the 2017 Official Rules for rules)
In Pretoria, 4 best teams from each province will compete against each other through Preliminary, Quarter Final, Semi-Final and the Final Round. The Grand Final Oral Round will be hosted in the Constitutional Court on the 8th of October 2017.
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For more information regarding the event, go to Important Information for Participants or click on one of the following documents to download:
► Official 2017 Hypothetical Case and Resource Pack
► Official 2017 Rules
► Official Time-Line
► Essay Cover Page and Registration Form
► Official Essay Marking Sheet
► Official Oral Scoresheet
► Essay writing guidelines
► Oral Pleading Guide
Please do not hesitate to contact the provincial organisers if you have any questions or queries
Congratulations to the winning team of the Fifth National Schools Moot Court Competition, Clara Marie Macheke and Claire Rankin (Grade 11), Springfield Convent, Western Cape!
► Watch the finals of the 2015 NSMCC
The finals of the 2015 National Schools Moot Court Competition was held in the Constitutional Court between Springfield Convent School and Gibson Pillay Secondary.
► Watch a video on the NSMCC
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