Law Students Win Fourth Mooting Title

24 Oct 2014

University of Queensland law students are proving a force to be reckoned with, winning their fourth major mooting title this year.

The TC Beirne School of Law students took out the Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition in Brisbane last week.

The winning team comprised of UQ law students Nathan Lindsay and Eloise Gluer as advocates and Erin Gourlay as the solicitor.

After competing in five knockout rounds, the team won a close grand final moot against the University of Western Australia.

Mr Lindsay also won the prize for best orator.

It was UQ’s fourth win in the national competition in seven years.

The teams' coach, senior lecturer Dr Peter Billings, said the students’ level of preparation and their advocacy ability was as good as he had ever seen in the national competition.

“The annual Administrative Appeals Tribunal mooting competition provides an opportunity for students to learn more about administrative law and merits review, and enables them to develop their written and oral advocacy skills,” he said.

“Each moot takes the form of an abridged tribunal hearing and features scenarios drawn from a variety of administrative law areas, including immigration and citizenship, social security, taxation, veterans' affairs and workers' compensation.”