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 team’s 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.”
About the University of Queensland Law School Bachelor of Laws
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: November 30, 2014
Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
International applicants from Canada with a cumulative average of approximately 75% or above in their university studies, are eligible to apply to University of Queensland Law School’s graduate-entry Bachelor of Laws. Please note that each applicant’s average is calculated over all years of university study. The University of Queensland does not require the LSAT for entry. Work experience is not required for admission.
Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the UQ LLB program.