La Trobe mooting team makes final rounds
08 Jun 2011
La Trobe University Law School reaches the finals of an international mooting competition and is awarded with honourable mentions for our team's advocacy.
In the first week of April year, the La Trobe University team competed in the Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot. This moot is a simulated legal proceeding requiring both written and oral advocacy on the topic of international commercial arbitration. The Vis is the most prestigious private international law moot in the world. This year our team competed in a field of 84 law schools including some of the oldest and best known law schools from Europe, the United States and Asia.
The La Trobe University Law School team reached the final eight and came equal fifth in the competition. It is the third year in a row that we have made the finals. La Trobe Law reached the semi-finals in 2009 and the quarter finals in 2010.
Congratulations to our team: Emily Boutard, Laura Polack, Nathan Sargent and Timothy Martin.
Particular congratulations go to our two oralists, Emily Boutard and Laura Pollack who were both awarded with honourable mentions for their superior advocacy. It is the second time that our team captain Ms. Boutard has participated with a La Trobe University mooting team that has reached the finals of an international mooting competition.
These results consolidate La Trobe University's international reputation as a law school which moots at the highest levels. Our international mooters have developed their written and oral advocacy skills, they have learnt the value of team work and they have networked with lawyers, judges and academics from all around the world.