The National Family Law Moot

25 October 2012

From left to right: The Honourable Rod Burr AM, Robert Pietriche, The Honourable Chief Justice Diana Bryant AO, Diana Liu, Nicola Walker, The Honourable Justice Robert Benjamin

We are pleased to announce more mooting success with students from Sydney Law School winning the National Family Law Moot recently.

The team defeated Bond University in the Final held at the Federal Court in Hobart on 16 October 2012.

The team consisted of Robert Pietriche (4th Year Economics/Law), Diana Liu (4th Year Commerce/Law) and Nicola Walker (4th Year Commerce/Law).

The team were coached by Adjunct Professor Peter Rose, the Moot Master, and received assistance from Professor Patrick Parkinson.

"The problem in the final included complex issues of property settlement, equitable interests and accrued jurisdiction," said Adjunct Professor Rose.

"The success was especially meritorious given that the two students who fulfilled the role of counsel had not previously studied family law.

"The team and I greatly appreciate the support that has been provided by former Dean Gillian Triggs, the Acting Dean, Professor Greg Tolhurst and especially Professor Patrick Parkinson.

"This result certainly continues the line of successes that the law school's teams have achieved this year.

"The benefits to students in being able to communicate clearly, succinctly and with persuasion should be of inestimable benefit to them in their future careers."

18 teams were involved in the competition.

The success follows that in The Sir Harry Gibbs National Constitutional Law Moot and The Nicholas Cowdery Criminal Law Moot.

Contact: Greg Sherington

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