It is no longer a moot point – the Faculty of Law’s moot teams are the best in the country.

Moots are hypothetical trials in which students act on behalf of clients in front of real judges.

In late September a University of Tasmania team won the Baker and McKenzie National Women’s Moot, defeating fellow semi-finalists the universities of Sydney, Western Sydney and Newcastle in a Sydney tournament lasting four days.

To be able to beat those universities it certainly feels great, said Launceston’s Rochelle Hodge, who has just accepted a job offer from a Queensland law firm. It shows the quality of our law degrees.

A week later, in Melbourne, a University of Tasmania team won the Administrative Appeals Tribunal’s National Mooting Competition for the second year running.

It is the first time Tasmanian teams have won both national competitions in the same year.

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This story features in the University's latest Open To Talent magazine.