BA Qld., LLB(Hons) Qld., LLM Cantab., PhD, Qld.


Associate Professor Anthony Cassimatis has made an outstanding contribution to student learning in the fields of international law and legal advocacy. This contribution has included his role in supervising UQ student participation in the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. This is the world’s oldest, largest and most prestigious international legal advocacy competition; more than 550 teams from more than 85 countries competed in 2014. Five law students are selected annually to represent the University in this global legal advocacy competition, initially in the national qualifying rounds in Canberra and the top two Australian teams compete in the international finals in Washington DC. Associate Professor Cassimatis has guided 15 teams in the competition, which has significant legal research and legal advocacy dimensions. Under his guidance, UQ teams have won four Australian research prizes (2001, 2004, 2005 and 2014), two global research prizes (2004 and 2014), three Australian oral legal advocacy championships (2005, 2012 and 2014), and two oral legal advocacy world championships (2005 and 2014). His contribution to teaching excellence has also included his role in the undergraduate course, Public International Law, where he has been course coordinator, and the sole lecturer, since 2000. This is an elective course averaging an annual enrolment of about 100 law students. Associate Professor Cassimatis has received multiple UQ Law School teaching awards for his teaching in this course. He has also taught innovative classes on international legal advocacy in a newly developed undergraduate course, Advocacy, which was offered for the first time in 2013.

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