QUT v UQ Moot

Five Cromwell students attended the UQ vs QUT ‘Grudge Moot’ on Thursday, 3 August 2017. Moots are mock court proceedings designed to hone legal research and oral advocacy skills.

The moot was adjudicated by The Honourable Justice Bond (Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland), Douglas Campbell QC (Barrister-at-law), and Professor Lee Aitken (University of Queensland). The legal problem concerned complex interactions between various areas of law. In the end, UQ won the moot.

Craig Land (RA, Cromwell Tutor, UQ Law Society Competitions Convenor) and Zane Jhetam (RA, Cromwell Tutor) took three first year students along so that they could see high-level legal thinking in action, and learn more about one of the great opportunities available in law school.

The first year students, Madeleine Jones, Ruby Alcock and Zak Cassels all enjoyed the experience. After the moot, Zak said that he was definitely going to get involved in mooting in 2018. Madeleine thought it was inspiring to see that each of the competitors were intelligent young women. 

Zane Jhetam (Senior RA)

Pictured, left to right: Ruby Alcock, Craig Land, Zane Jhetam, Zak Cassels, Madeleine Jones