La Trobe Law moot success continues

La Trobe Law School's finalists (right to left) - Karina Plain, Kiki Ramayanan , Alana Thompson and Stephanie Sutcliffe.La Trobe University has for the fifth year running reached the finals of yet another international mooting competition. 

La Trobe Law School’s mooting team continued its success in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna 2013, where it ranked 2nd of the 12 Australian law schools competing in the competition. 

The team competed in the finals reaching the round of 16 in a field of around 300 law schools including Harvard, Yale, Munster and Freiburg. This puts the La Trobe team in the top 5% of international law schools in the competition. This result took the team one step further than the previous year’s effort that saw La Trobe rank in the top 10% of international teams. 

La Trobe’s leading advocate, Sai (Kiki) Ramayanan was recognised for her excellent work by being awarded an honourable mention for her advocacy, scoring above 90% on average for each moot and from each of the judges she appeared before. 

In the past five years La Trobe Law School mooting teams have consistently made the oral finals of the major international mooting competitions and this year the team went one better. For the first time, the team received an honourable mention for their written Respondent's Memorandum in the Vis Vienna Moot Competition. 

La Trobe Law School’s mooting coach Magda Karagiannakis, is excited by their success. 

‘The team consisting of four advocates: Karina Plain, Stephanie Sutcliffe, Kiki Ramayanan and Alana Thompson and four researchers: De Sheng Lim, Mientje Branham, Simone Karmis and Andrew Theodore, were simply superb this year and a real pleasure to work with’ said Magda  

‘These results are a credit to their talent and very hard work. They are immensely very grateful for the opportunity and the support that the Law School and the Faculty has given them.’ 

To watch the moot court in session please visit: www.latrobe.edu.au/news/videos/la-trobes-moot-court-in-session 

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