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UQ Defends International Maritime Law Moot Title


The University of Queensland is celebrating after its recent win at the 14th International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot. The victory makes it two in a row for UQ, which also won last year’s competition.

Students Emily Chalk, Aaron Brookes, Lucinda Brabazon and James Semit defeated the National University of Singapore in the final at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in London on 12 July.

The four-day competition was hosted by the University of Southampton and attracted 24 teams from around the world. Students tackled a problem involving a shipment of a consignment of palm oil that is hijacked by pirates.

UQ’s new law dean Professor Sarah Derrington coached the team.

“It was amazing to watch the team perform so proficiently before the judges; it’s an experience very few students will ever have and not one they will soon forget,” Professor Derrington said.

Emily Chalk and Aaron Brookes shared the award for Best Oralist in the general rounds, and Emily Chalk was named the Best Oralist for the finals.

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