The Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot is one of the leading mooting competitions in Australia. The Competition began in 2002, originally hosted by the TC Berne School of Law at The University of Queensland and has hosted by Victoria University since 2006. The moot aims to promote excellence in both written and oral advocacy skills.
In 2010, it has been decided that VU will no longer run the Moot. Past and present VU students feel that the Moot has helped the build strong advocacy skills for them, as well as promoting intervarsity networking. Most of all, students believe that hosting the Moot promotes the reputation of the Victoria Law School as a serious contender in all mooting competitions.
In the past, from 2007 to 2008, the Victoria University Law Students' Society played a major role in the organisation of the Moot. We strongly believe that the VULSS is able, given the chance, to get the moot off the ground in time for it to be run according to schedule in 2010.
We, the undersigned, request Abdulrahman Mohamedsaleh and the Victoria Law School to reconsider their decision not to host the The Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot and to host the 2010 Competition as it has been hosted every year since 2006, with the help of student volunteers and the VULSS.
The Keep Gibbs at VU petition to Victoria Law School was written by Daniella Trimboli and is in the category Education at GoPetition.