Posted on 18 May, 2017 in Students, Excursions

National High School Mooting Competition

National High School Mooting Competition

Darwin High School Mooting team has been selected as one of ten teams to compete in the National High School Mooting Finals in June. 

On Tuesday 9 May, three Darwin High School students travelled to the Gold Coast to compete in the Bond University High School Mooting competition against seventy-six other school teams with over 220 students.

The DHS team, Emma Stevens, Matthew Shaw and Eddie Gardiner spent many lunch breaks and weekends preparing their moot speeches with Team Coaches and Darwin High School teachers Kira Goodsell and Sam Schuman.

This was the first time Darwin High School has competed in this competition and the team received generous assistance from Darwin High School tutor Lang Williamson, Bill Piper of Pipers Barristers and Solicitors, George Roussos of Roussos Legal Advisory, CDU Head of School Professor Ned Aughterson and Alistair Wyvill SC of William Forster Chambers. 

Darwin High School would like to thank them all for their time, guidance and expertise and we thank the CDU Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts for the use of their Moot Court.

Darwin High School teacher Ms Schuman said

I would also like to thank the Moot team for their hard work in preparing for the competition. Darwin High School can be proud of the maturity and professionalism you displayed, both in the moot and when interacting with the Bond staff, other mooters and members of the public.

Pictured above L-R Matthew, Emma and Eddie. Pictured below are the team studying the moot problem and relevant cases.

Bond University Director of Mooting and Assistant Professor, Louise Parsons said

The standard of the Competition was outstanding, and all schools and student participants are to be congratulated on their performance in the moot, their diligence to preparation, and the way they represented their schools whilst on campus.

The National Finals will be held at Bond University campus on Saturday 3 June. Congratulations and good luck to all those involved from Darwin High School on this outstanding achievement. 

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