First-rate results for our world-class mooters

It has been one of the most successful years ever for our international mooters, who collected a swag of awards and accolades at competitions in The Hague, Washington, Thailand and Paris over the past few months.

Following on from our team’s win at the Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition, our ‘Jessup’ team recently returned from Washington DC. Guy Baldwin, Emily Burke, Lyndon Goddard, Evelyn Douek and Rohit Sud made it to the quarter-finals of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot and were the last Australians standing in the prestigious competition.

Emily Burke won the title of Best Overall Speaker, and Lyndon Goddard was named  7th Best Speaker from a total of 126 international teams.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Trial Competition team made it to the semi-finals at The Hague, but were narrowly beaten to the last round by just one point. Truman Biro, Harj Narulla, Peerce McManus, Louise Boneventura and Henry Cornwell received the award for Best Memorials (Prosecution) against 37 teams from 27 countries, and were widely praised for the high standard of their submissions.

The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team - Smriti Arora, Fiona Chong, Yixin Gong and Jessica Ji - achieved third place in the Werner Melis Award for Best Memorandum (Respondent).

“This has been an excellent year for our mooting and competition teams and we are very proud of the efforts of our wonderful student mooters and hardworking, fabulous coaches,” said Frances Gibson (Director of Experiential Learning) who coordinates the international competition program at UNSW Law.

Students interested in applying for the 2013/14 international competition rounds should apply here. Applications close 15 May.