Darwin High Mooting
After the success of the first Darwin High School Mooting Team in 2017, competition for a place on the 2018 team was stiff. The successful applicants, Braeden Parnell, Samuel Roussos and Diana Mukayeva are now busily preparing for this year’s competition.
The National High School Mooting Competition is held at Bond University’s Faculty of Law and brings together schools from every state and territory who battle it out in front of real judges, barristers and members of the legal profession and acadème. Mooting is the oral presentation of a legal issue or problem against an opposing counsel and before a judge. It is perhaps the closest experience that a student can have to appearing in court. Students are exposed to advanced legal concepts such as negligence and duty of care, the protocols of trial advocacy and courtroom procedure.