A team of Murdoch law students has won the International Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Moot at Hong Kong’s City University.
The Murdoch team was the overall winner in both the arbitration and mediation sections of the competition, demolishing both Harvard University and City University of Hong Kong.
The Murdoch team consisted of Daniel Harrop, Blake Primrose and Brendon Denkha.
Mr Harrop won the Best Mediator prize and Mr Primrose was the Best Oralist in the finals. The team also won Best Memorial prizes.
Dean and Professor of Law Gabriël Moens said: “Our team represented Murdoch with great distinction.
“They served as great ambassadors for Murdoch and showed great consideration of the other teams and sportsmanship.”
The team was coached by Professor Philip Evans, who said: "This was a truly great victory and Dean Wang of City University of Hong Kong was very generous in his praise of Murdoch Law School.
"This prestigious ADR competition is an exciting initiative of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, City University of Hong Kong and the School of Law of Columbia University (New York)."
Many renowned law schools participated in the competition, including Harvard Law School, Tsinghua University and Shanghai University of Political Science and Law.
Professor Moens said that the Murdoch team’s spectacular win would further cement the international reputation of Murdoch Law School as Australia's leader in advocacy training.