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National Schools Moot Court Competition


Welcome to the 2018 National Schools Moot Court Competition

How to Participate in the 2018 NSMCC

Step 1 

Each School must select a Team of 2 learners. Preferably one male and one female – however this is only a preferance, not a requirement.

Step 2 

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. 

Step 3

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 2018 at 5pm). Teams can submit essays to [email protected]

Step 4 

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 25 August and 9 September 2018 (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 7 October 2018. (Please refer to the 2018 Official Rules for rules)

Step 5

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 7th of October 2018 

Step 6
Like our facebook page: National Schools Moot Court Competition


For more information regarding the event, go to Important Information for Participants or click on one of the following documents to download:


► Official 2018 Hypothetical Case and Resource Pack

► Official 2018 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


2015 NSMCC

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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