Law students win first place in commercial arbitration mooting competition

6 Sep 2019

A team of students from the University of Queensland’s Law School have taken out the top award in the Alfred Deakin International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Melbourne.

The winning team was comprised of Thomas Choo and Carmen Zhu (pictured below) who were coached by Mr Josh McKersey.

Students who competed in the Deakin International Arbitration Moot in Melbourne

This is the first year UQ students have participated in the Deakin International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Ms Genevieve Murray, Manager, Co-Curricular Programs said mooting allowed students to build on their legal skills and tackle complex issues in a team setting.

“UQ has a wonderful community of students who continually excel across a wide range of advocacy competitions,” Ms Murray said.

“Participating in internal and external competitions provides students with a unique opportunity to work as part of a team to tackle novel legal questions.”

Deakin International Commercial Arbitration Moot, focuses on international commercial law and arbitration, and this year’s competition required participants to seek a resolution to a fictitious international commercial law issue.

In addition to winning the grand final, the team also won the prizes for best-written memorandum for claimant and respondent respectively. 

Thomas Choo also won the best oralist award.