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18th Annual Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition is taking place again in 2022.

All law students enrolled in Australian universities are invited to compete in the competition. Students form teams comprising two advocates who act as senior counsel and junior counsel. A third team member 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, 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 AAT’s jurisdiction and is adjudicated by Members of the AAT. 

The competition has two main objectives:

  1. to expose law students to the AAT’s merits review jurisdiction, highlighting the differences between Tribunal practice and procedure and that of the courts; and
     
  2. to encourage law students to pursue administrative law practice upon completion of their legal studies.

In addition, as tribunals and courts across Australia embrace new technologies for the conduct of hearings, the competition will provide students with the opportunity to experience advocacy online.

The Grand Final of the competition will be held in October and will be adjudicated by a panel of three adjudicators, including the President of the Tribunal. 

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

Registration for the 2022 Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition opens on Monday 30th May and will close on Friday 24th June. Please send applications to moot@aat.gov.au.

Please note, the information session will be now be held at 2pm on Wednesday 6 July 2022.

Please consult the Information Package and Competition Rules below for further information.

Information Package (PDF) (RTF)
Competition Rules (PDF) (RTF)
Registration Form (PDF) (RTF)
Sample Scenario (PDF) 1.8MB  

Scenario documents - Round 2 

Case Scenario (PDF 145kB)  
Brief for the Applicant (PDF 139kB)  
Brief for the Respondent (PDF 139kB)  
Round 2 Competition Draw (PDF 127kB)  

MORE INFORMATION

Contact Craig Dengate, National Coordinator – 2022 AAT Mooting Competition.

Tel 02 9276 5127

Email moot@aat.gov.au