The semi-finals and the grand final of the 2018 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student Mooting Competition was hosted by the Federal Court of Australia on Friday 3 August 2018.
North Quarter Lane Chambers has been a major stakeholder in the Moot competition from its inception in 2014, together with international law firms Allens-Linklaters and Ashurst and the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland (ILAQ).
The competition is organised in collaboration with the Queensland Judiciary, North Quarter Lane Chambers, Allens, Ashurst, ILAQ and the participating universities. This year teams entered from Bond University, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland.
This year’s grand final was judged by a bench consisting of the Honourable Justice Edelman of the High Court of Australia, the Honourable Chief Justice Allsop of the Federal Court of Australia and the Honourable President Sofronoff of the Queensland Court of Appeal.
This year’s winners were Cassia Bray, Martin Doyle and Naomi McCarthy, University of Queensland.
The best oralist for the 2018 competition was awarded to Martin Doyle, University of Queensland. The best written submissions for the 2018 competition was awarded to the Bond University team, Talhia Cohen-Duke and Giselle Kilner-Parmenter.
Previous winners of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student Mooting Competition have been:
2015 Candice Hughes and Michelle Rabbidge, Queensland University of Technology
2016 Zachary Frazer and Molly O’Connor, University of Queensland
2017 Nicholas Costello, Griffith University