Australian Law Students Association (ALSA) Mooting Competition

22 July 2009

In Photograph (from left to right):

Reuben Ray, Fiona Cunningham, David Robertson, Alice Zheng, Matthew Kalyk

The Sydney Law School team experienced success at the recent ALSA Mooting Competition in Brisbane.

35 law schools from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore fielded teams.

There were six competitions: the International Humanitarian Law moot, Negotiations, the Kirby Cup Law Reform Competition, Client Interviewing, Witness Examination and the Australian Law Students Association moot.

Sydney Law School did exceedingly well, winning the International Humanitarian Law moot and Negotiations.

The competitors in the former were Alice Zheng (4th Year Economic & Social Sciences/Law), and Matthew Kalyk (5th Year Arts (Media & Communications)/Law); David Robertson (4th Year Economics/Law) and Reuben Ray (4th Year Arts/Law) competed in the latter.

While the team did not win the Kirby Cup Law Reform Competition, it was one of three universities to be selected by the Australian Law Reform Commission to compete. Selection was based on paper submissions.

Fiona Graney (Final Year Economic & Social Sciences/Law) and Laura Costello (2nd Year Graduate Law) were the Sydney Law School competitors.

The other Sydney Law School competitors, while not as fortunate, made a tremendous effort.

They were Daniel Nguyen (BEc '07, LLB '09, current Master of International and Business Law (MIntBusL) student) and Johnson Yuen (2nd Year Economics/Law) for Client Interviewing and David Allen (Final Year Arts/Law), Ryan May (Final Year Arts/Law) and Alex Ottaway (Final Year Graduate Law) for the Australian Law Students Association moot.

Contact: Greg Sherington

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