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UQ Wins the First NOOT Competition

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When it comes to law school competitions, mooting attracts most of the attention. But at the new Negotiating Outcomes on Time (NOOT) Competition, it’s all about negotiation.

Held in Brisbane last month, the intervarsity competition saw teams from eight Queensland universities negotiate on a range of administrative law scenarios, including immigration and citizenship, social security, taxation, veterans' affairs and workers' compensation.

The University of Queensland defeated the University of Southern Queensland in the finals. Students Rebekah Oldfield and Briony Driscoll represented UQ. Christopher Reese and Brenton Day represented USQ.

President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Justice Duncan Kerr judged the final.

The NOOT is organised by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, which also runs the annual AAT National Mooting Competition. This year’s Queensland only NOOT was a pilot run for the new competition, which is expected to be open to law students from other states and territories in future.

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