Every MDC member has the opportunity to be part of one of MDC's many committees, where they could be responsible for directing and organising a mooting competition; liaising with distinguished alumni mooters, or promoting MDC's events through publicity campaigns.
20/21 Moot Organising Committees
B.A. Mallal Moot
Taking place in the first semester of the academic year (September-October), the B.A. Mallal Moot is one of Singapore’s oldest mooting competitions, kindly sponsored by Allen & Gledhill LLP.
CMS IP Moot
Held in January, the CMS Intellectual Property (IP) Moot is Singapore’s only IP moot. The moot is sponsored by CMS Singapore, and supported by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). The competition deals with contentious areas of IP law.
International Commercial Arbitration Moot
This competition typically takes place from February to March, and focuses on international commercial arbitration. The moot celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018 and is supported by WongPartnership LLP.
Held in March, 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.
Singapore International Commercial Court
The competition will require teams (comprising two students) to prepare submissions concerning an international commercial dispute before the Singapore International Commercial Court. Finalists are awarded attractive cash prizes.
Moot and Mingle
Held in January, Moot and Mingle focuses on stimulating interest and promoting oral advocacy among law students through mooting in a friendlier environment. It exclusively features a post-moot interaction session where participants can interact with the judges. It is jointly organised with the support of TSMP.
Alumni Relations & Moot Book Committee
The committee aims to capture the mooting legacies of NUS Law alumni via photos, interviews with mooters past and present and write-ups about the various international and local competitions that NUS Law has participated and won. The committee is responsible for interviewing and meeting distinguished former mooters, which include current Judges and Senior Counsels. The committee aims to publish a commemorative book by 2021.
The committee is responsible for MDC's various publicity platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Telegram and Wix. The committee also liaises with the Moot Organising Committees to promote the various events hosted by MDC. The committee involves mooters with experience or who are interested in managing social media campaigns, writing, graphic design and photography.
Leaders in Thought
Kopis with Profs
Kopi is an event that MDC will facilitate where 5 professors/expert speakers are engaged to speak on a topic of their interest/expertise. The chosen topic does not necessarily have to be law-related. Examples of topics could include Air Travel by Professor Alan Tan, Fashion by Professor David Tan, and Theatre by Professor Eleanor Wong.
Held in the Moot Court, Courtversations aims to be a session for freshmen to converse about legal issues in a laidback setting, amid food and beer.
Mooting, ADR, and Advocacy Conference
The Inaugural Mooting, ADR, and Advocacy Conference (MADRA) is a conference for law students from all over Singapore and South-East Asia. Over the course of 4 days, participants will have the opportunity to listen to practitioners & experts in their respective fields give workshops and masterclasses on different types of advocacy, as well as opportunities to practice these skills and pit their skills against other conference participants.