14th Annual Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition will run again in 2018. All law students enrolled in Australian universities are invited to compete in the competition, which plays a key role in promoting students’ understanding of the nature of administrative law practice in the Tribunal.
Students are required to form teams comprising two advocates who act as senior counsel and junior counsel. A third team member may also be appointed who may assist counsel by acting as an instructing solicitor but will not be permitted to speak during the moot. The team may rotate the roles as it progresses through the competition.
The moots, conducted over five rounds at both state or territory and national level, involve fact scenarios drawn from a variety of administrative law areas - a sample problem scenario has been provided below.
Each round of the competition concerns a different practice area of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction and is adjudicated by Members of the Tribunal.
The competition has two objectives:
to expose law students to the merits review jurisdiction of the Tribunal, highlighting the differences between Tribunal practice and procedure and that of the courts; and
to encourage law students to have an interest in pursuing administrative law practice upon completion of their legal studies.
More information about the competition, including details regarding registration, will be provided closer to the date.
The grand final of the competition will be held during the first week of October and will be adjudicated by the President of the Tribunal and two other Members of the Tribunal.
The Tribunal provides a travel and accommodation allowance where necessary to enable teams to participate in the grand final.
The winning team and runner up team are awarded prizes and the winners are inscribed on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition Shield.
Registration for the 2018 Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition is now open and will close on Friday 5 July 2018. Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consult the Information Package and Competition Rules below for further information.
Contact Evan Diwell or Rebecca Bunting, National Coordinators – 2018 AAT Mooting Competition
Tel 03 9454 6419; 02 9276 5489