Competitions

The USQ Law Society runs two internal competitions each year, the Championship Moot Tournament and the Junior Moot Competition. USQLS also send competitors to the Australian Law Students Association [ALSA] National competitions and the Queensland inter-varsity Law Competitions [QILC]. Competitions are an important part of the Law School experience as they provide some of the incredibly valuable real world practice and experience needed on completion of your studies. There are four main types of Law School competitions: negotiation, witness examination, client interviewing and mooting. At USQ our main focus is on mooting.

For more information see our page explaining what mooting is and how it is done.

The Championship Moot Tournament

The USQLS Championship Moot is a prestigious event with a prize pool of over $2000. It is run in conjunction with LAW3466 Moot Court Bench but is open to any law student who has completed at least 8 law subjects. All competitors complete 2 rounds where they argue first one and then the other side of a problem. The top 8 teams go on to knock out quarter and then semi finals. Competitors who make the quarter finals are eligible to apply to represent the USQLS at the ALSA national mooting competition.

The Grand Final is held in the Toowoomba Supreme Court with a Supreme Court Justice presiding. The winners will receive $1000 in prize money along with the coveted title and trophy of Championship winners. The runners up receive $500 and the winner of the overall best advocate receives $500.

The Junior Moot Competition

The Junior Moot Competition is open to students who are enrolled in any law degree and have not yet completed 8 courses (LAW) and is run separately over both campuses. It is comprised of a maximum of eight (8) teams on each campus with each team consisting of two (2) counsel. The competition will be held over a single day at the Wonderley & Hall Moot Court on the Toowoomba Campus and the Moot Court on the Springfield Campus.

Each team will compete twice – representing both sides. The winner is decided on the overall cumulative results from both moots. The winning team from each campus will compete against each other in a Grand Final to be held at a special location.

The winners will receive highly-coveted work experience opportunity with our competition sponsor, Best Wilson Buckley Family Law.

Entry in either competition is free to all Members of the USQLS and to all students currently enrolled in Moot Court Bench (LAW3466). Non-members are required to pay a $10 entry fee.

Sample Questions from Previous Years

2018 Rogers v StarkContracts
2019 Morton v Club MusicEquity – injunction
2019 R v Smith [junior moot]Criminal

Previous Winners

2018 USQLS Moot Finals Poster