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The Australia New Zealand Intervarsity Moot on Animal Law (ANIMAL) is hosted by The Animal Law Institute and sponsored by Voiceless the animal protection institute. ANIMAL is one of the largest student moots in Australia and New Zealand and it is the only animal law moot for Australian and New Zealand law students. The competition is open to any student currently enrolled in a law degree in Australia or New Zealand. Teams can consist of either 2 or 3 individuals. In 2015, ANIMAL was held at the University of Melbourne. In 2014, ANIMAL was held at Bond University.

ANIMAL 2016 was hosted by Flinders University, Adelaide (Grand Final winners of ANIMAL 2015) over the weekend of 17 - 18 September 2016. The winners of the event were Bond University.

Key Dates for ANIMAL 2017

Registrations closed for early bird registrations: 9 June 2017
All registrations closed: 21 July 2017
Moot problem released: 11 August 2017 at 5 pm
Submissions due: 8 September 2017 at 9 am
Mooters receive opposing teams' submissions for round 1: 14 September 2017 at 5 pm

Registrations for ANIMAL 2017 are now closed.

Competition Rules

The Competition Rules for ANIMAL 2017 can be accessed here.


A full program will be released shortly.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions you can contact our ANIMAL Co-ordinator, Chelsea, at

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Animal Law Week 2017 (VIC): 'Are You Involved in Animal Protection? 101 Training Session for Advocates'

Animal Law Week 2017 (VIC): 'Are You Involved in Animal Protection? 101 Training Session for Advocates'

Cost: Donation optional $10

Do you work or volunteer in animal protection? This is an interactive training session, run by the Animal Law Institute's legal team, for individuals who work or volunteer for not-for-profits. This session will cover the legal issues that not for profits face on a day to day basis and work through a number of hypothetical scenarios.

You must work or volunteer with an animal protection organisation to attend this event.

This event will not cover criminal law.

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED — If you would like to register to be on the waiting list, please email

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