UQ wins global maritime moot title

8 July 2019

The University of Queensland has defeated The University of Sydney in the grand final of the 20thInternational Maritime Law Arbitration Moot, marking UQ’s second consecutive world-title win.

Law students competed in a complex scenario involving a commercial shipping dispute in the five-day competition in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

UQ Law’s Tessa Boardman, Jonathan Hohl, Matt Singer and Mia Williams, and UQ alumnus and coach Leo Rees-Murphy, beat 30 other teams to win the coveted title.

UQ IMLAM winning team in the Netherlands 2019
UQ Law team wins the IMLAM 2019

Head of School and Academic Dean Professor Patrick Parkinson congratulated the team for returning the championship trophy to UQ.

“This is a truly international and highly-competitive event, and our win marks another great mooting achievement for UQ,” Professor Parkinson said.

“To win in consecutive years is a great indication of our strength in legal advocacy training and our global excellence in international trade and maritime law research.