UQ law students, from left, Ella Rooney, Georgina Morgan and Amina Karcic with their trophy
UQ law students, from left, Ella Rooney, Georgina Morgan and Amina Karcic with their trophy
15 April 2015

The University of Queensland mooting team has taken out another international title, winning the 6th International Air Law Moot Court Competition, held in Beijing.

UQ law students Georgina Morgan, Amina Karcic and Ella Rooney represented Australia in the competition, which ran from 9-12 April.

Director of Mooting, Associate Professor Peter Billings said the team competed against teams from China, Poland and Sri Lanka during two days of semi-final rounds.

“The moot problem concerned unruly passengers and raised questions of international law to be decided before the International Court of Justice,” he said.

The UQ team competed against India’s National University of Judicial Sciences in the grand final before being announced as overall competition winners.

“Mooting before aviation experts was a privilege and a great experience for the students,” Dr Billings said.

“The UQ team were delighted to be announced as overall competition winners.”

Joseph Wheeler from Shine Lawyers coached the team, with support from academic staff, alumni and students at UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law.

“The students represented the law school with distinction and continued UQ's fine tradition and record of success in mooting competitions nationally and internationally,” Dr Billings said.

The three students received UQ Advantage Grants to assist with the costs of travelling to Beijing.

In the past year, UQ mooting teams have won the Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition, and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC, USA.

Media: Nadine Davidson-Wall, TCB School of Law, 3346 9263, n.davidson-wall@law.uq.edu.au.