Advocacy Cup

Moot Type

Trial Advocacy

Key Dates/Info

Kickstarter (On Zoom):
12 March 2021, 4.30pm


Preliminaries (On Zoom):
20 March 2021, 9.00am


Semi-finals (On Zoom):
24 March 2021, 5.30pm


Finals (Wee Chong Jin Moot Court):
31 March 2021, 6.00pm


Please register for the competition here. The deadline for registration is 14 March 2021, 2359.


We will be holding a Kickstarter on the Advocacy Cup on 12th March at 4.30 pm. Do sign up for the Kickstarter here

The moot problem for the Kickstarter can be found here.


All participants must comply with the rules at all times. The rules can be found here.

About the Moot

The Advocacy Cup is the only moot in Singapore focusing on trial advocacy. Participants must prepare a witness for an examination-in-chief (EIC) and cross-examination. The competition is judged by lawyers from Drew & Napier.


For any enquires, please contact


The Preliminaries and Semi-finals will be judged over by lawyers from Drew & Napier LLC.

For the Finals, we are honoured to have Justice Dedar Singh Gill, Professor Eleanor Wong and Siraj Omar S.C. as our judges. 

2021 Moot Problem

The moot problem for the preliminary round is available here.


The moot problem for the semi-finals round is available here.

Past Moot Problems

Access the previous moot problems here: 
(2019 Moot Problem)
(2019 Semi-Finals/Finals Moot Problem)
(Please note that Advocacy Cup 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19).


All finalists and semifinalists will be invited to an internship with Drew & Napier.

The Champion will receive a cash prize of S$2000 and a trophy.

The 1st Runner-Up will receive a cash prize of S$1000 and a trophy.

The joint 2nd Runners-Up will each receive a cash prize of S$500 and a trophy.

About Drew & Napier

Drew & Napier has provided exceptional legal advice and representation to discerning clients since 1889 and is one of the largest law firms in Singapore. The calibre of Drew & Napier's work is acknowledged internationally at the highest levels of government and industry, cementing their reputation as Singapore’s world class law firm. 

For more information, please visit Drew & Napier.


MDC would like to thank Drew & Napier LLC for their generous sponsorship of the moot, without which the event would not be possible.

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