15th Annual Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition
Congratulations to all 26 teams who competed in the recently completed 15th Annual AAT National Mooting Competition. The competitors represented law schools from the ACT (Australian National University and the University of Canberra), NSW (University of NSW, University of Technology Sydney and University of Wollongong), Queensland (Bond University, Central Queensland University, Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland), Tasmania (University of Tasmania), Victoria (Monash University and University of Melbourne) and WA (Curtin University, Murdoch University, University of Notre Dame and University of Western Australia).
The Grand Final was held in Sydney on 10 October 2019. The results this year were:
First place: Bond University
(from left) AAT Senior Member Lisa Hespe; AAT President, the Hon Justice David Thomas; first place team members, Emily Goodfellow and Samuel Kassirer; Chris Merritt, Legal Affairs Editor of The Australian.
Runner-up: University of New South Wales
(from left) AAT Senior Member Lisa Hespe; AAT President, the Hon Justice David Thomas; runner-up team members, Kirby Pearson, Caitlyn Goutama and Jason Dong; Chris Merritt, Legal Affairs Editor of The Australian
Best Advocate: Emily Goodfellow of Bond University
(from left) Emily Goodfellow; AAT Deputy President Bernard McCabe
The AAT mooting competition is a unique national competition where competitors participate in mock hearings based on the types of matters which come before the AAT. The competition has five rounds in total and runs over four months with scenarios increasing in complexity as competitors progress through the rounds.
The AAT is grateful to Thomson Reuters and the Australian Institute of Administrative law for their continued support of the competition as sponsors of the competition prizes.