Law School cements place amongst the best

February 23, 2017

moot picThe Murdoch Law School has cemented its place amongst the top moot schools in Australia.

A Murdoch team, (which included Joshua Kain, Nicola Thomas-Evans, Georgia Cain, Troy Sauzier and Poppy Efthyvoulos) reached the semi-finals of the Australian Regional Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

The Jessup Moot is the world’s largest and most prestigious moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries.

More than 70 law students from 15 law schools competed in the Australian Qualifying Rounds, which are among the most competitive in the world. Australian teams have won the International Competition four times in the past six years.

Director of Mooting Lorraine Finlay said that the Law School was extremely proud of the success of its Jessup team.

“The Jessup team has worked incredibly hard over the summer to prepare for this competition, and this hard work paid off with their performances in Canberra,” she said.

“The team members are excellent ambassadors for the mooting program at Murdoch University, which provides top quality advocacy training to all of our Murdoch law students.”

This marks the sixth time in eight years that the Murdoch Jessup team has progressed beyond the preliminary rounds in the Jessup competition.

Murdoch law student Joshua Kain received an individual award as a top ten best speaker in the General Rounds of the Competition and thanked everyone who had helped the team.

“Over the past three months we were fortunate and extremely humbled by the amount of support we received. It is amazing to achieve such a strong result for all of those people as well as for ourselves and our university,” Joshua said.

“This result isn't just a product of the hard work of the team and coaches. It is also a testament to our families, the alumni who gave up their time to help us and the countless others who offered advice over the summer.

“Thanks also to all of the past Jessup participants, judges, lawyers and academics who helped the team prepare by judging practice moots before the competition.

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