Hosted by the Bond University Faculty of Law, the National High School Mooting Competition is one of the oldest of its kind in Australia and provides an unmatched opportunity for high school students from across the nation to build tangible legal skills.
Students battle it out with their peers, learn to formulate a bulletproof argument, and receive valuable feedback from real judges, barristers, and legal experts with decades of combined industry knowledge.
The Scots All Saints team of Luke Woodhead, Olivia Carmody and Francesca Burke finished in twelfth place from 96 teams. Further individual success was awarded to Francesca Burke, who was recognised as one of the top individual speakers of the competition.
The team successfully argued that the moot court should find that contributory negligence should not apply in a hypothetical case involving the injury of a passenger in a car accident.
We would like to thank Jonty Boshier, a former student of the school, for providing his guidance and expertise. Jonty is a lawyer at Hennessy Dowd Lawyers in Bathurst.
The team was very close to making the final knockout rounds that will occur in the Gold Coast next month. We look forward to entering this competition again next year.
Mr Luke Gillmer, Senior School Teacher