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USQ Secondary Schools Moot Competition

Please note registrations have now closed.
Event When Location
Teacher information sessions 19 MAR 2018
1.00 PM - 2.30 PM
USQ Springfield and USQ Toowoomba
Preliminary Rounds 14 - 29 MAY 2018
Quarter Finals 16 JUL - 17 JUN 2018
Semi-Finals 30 - 31 JUL 2018
Grand Final 15 AUG 2018

Hosted by the School of Law and Justice and established for schools in the Darling Downs, Lockyer, Ipswich and Springfield regions, this free competition broadens the knowledge and experience of law for Year 11 and 12 secondary students.

Through close analysis and argument of a legal problem, competitors will gain valuable and fun practical experience in a law court environment and a better understanding of how the law functions. In fact students who moot at USQ Springfield will have the opportunity to use authentic, turn of the century court room furniture previously used in Ipswich District Courtrooms – generously donated by the Ipswich and District Law Association.


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The 2017 Winning Team

James Wyche and Harry Schatz from Toowoomba Grammar School.

The 2017 Runners-up

Emily Suffolk, Jenna Matus and Charlotte Vincent from Hillbrook Anglican School.

The Best Advocate

James Wyche from Toowoomba Grammar School being presented with his prize by Kara Best of Best Wilson Buckley Family Law.

Our Judges

The Honourable Judge Alexander Horneman-Wren (District Court of Queensland) and The Honourable Justice Susan Brown (Supreme Court of Queensland) presenting the 2017 winning team with their trophies (Professor Reid Mortensen absent from photo).

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