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.
21/22 Moots and Events Directorate:
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.
WongPartnership 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.
TSMP 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.
21/22 Outreach Directorate:
The Publicity Committee is responsible for MDC's publicity platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Telegram. The committee also liaises with the Moot Organising Committees to promote the various events hosted by MDC.
Design & Media Committee
The Design & Media Committee is responsible for MDC’s branding and aesthetics. The committee includes the website, photography, graphic design and YouTube teams, who collaborate with other committees to support MDC's various initiatives and projects.
Alumni Relations Committee
The Alumni Relations Committee builds and expands MDC's ties with our alumni. 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 also directs the distribution of the Moot Book.
External Affairs Committee
The External Affairs Committee liaises with the MDC's partners and law firms who have kindly supported MDC's various initiatives. The committee is in charge of the Directorate's external communications and assists in the sale of the Moot Book.
Special Projects Committee
The Special Projects Committee spearheads the Directorate's ad-hoc initiatives. Projects that have been undertaken by the committee in the past include meeting distinguished former mooters, which include current Judges and Senior Counsels, to collect and share their mooting stories on MDC's website. Other projects include MDC's Letters Initiative, as well as MDC's podcast and Spotify channel.