11 September 2017

The 2017 QUT Torts Moot Competition saw 13 universities from across Australia, and one team from Vanuatu, compete in the 15th annual competition.

Congratulations to all the universities who competed this year, contributing to a successful and enjoyable week which combined fierce competitiveness with generosity of spirit and a sense of enjoyment and collegiality. 

Monash University came away with first place, defeating Bond University in a close final. 

See our gallery of photos from the event on the Law Faculty’s Flickr page.

The QUT Torts Moot is a prestigious international mooting competition hosted by QUT’s School of Law.

The problem posed to the students is a hypothetical torts law case in the Queensland Moot Court of Appeal. It is designed to simulate a real case, engaging with complex, and often undecided, legal questions arising from a realistic factual background. There is a real prospect that either side might be successful on appeal.

This year, competitors argued a medical negligence problem concerning alleged breach of duty by a doctor and potential liability of a hospital.

The final rounds were judged by Judge David Kent QC DC, Emma Higgins, QUT alumnus and solicitor at Robertson O’Gorman, and George Kalimnios, barrister.

Award winners

Best Mooter (preliminary rounds)
Anne Wang (University New South Wales)

Best Mooter (Finals)
Michaela Glass (Monash University)

Spirit of the Moot Award
William Jason Sherwood (Griffith University)


1st        Monash University
2nd       Bond University
3rd        University of Sydney
4th        QUT

Participating universities

Australian Catholic University
Bond University
Griffith University
Monash University
Swinburne University
University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
University of South Pacific
University of Sydney
University of the Sunshine Coast
University of Technology Sydney
Western Sydney University.

For more information, please contact Edwina Wong-See.

QUT Faculty of Law

QUT Torts Moot 2017 competitors.


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