This year was the first year UTas has competed in the Victorian Council of Law Student’s Societies Competitions, held at the Monash Law Chambers in May this year.
The competition proved to be very valuable for both the competitors and the University’s reputation in the region. Competitions were held in the areas of Negotiation, Client Interviewing, Witness Examination and Mooting, and in the first three of these three of these four competitions, UTas made it through to the grand final – the best result of any University represented (Monash, La Trobe, Victoria University, Melbourne University and UTas). The Client Interviewing team, who were victorious in the grand final, drew comments from the judges including ‘the best client interview seen in competition in recent history’.
The grand finals were held at the Commonwealth Law Court, and were judged by Federal and County Court judges and other local professionals.
This team, along with the International Humanitarian Law Mooters and the Paper presentation representative will be competing at the Australian Law Students Association competitions in July, and no doubt will be just as successful.
The VCLSS Team included:
- Marko Bolonja and Courtney Lockett (Moot)
- Mark Roberts and Aneita Browning (Client Interview)
- Pip Monk (Witness Examination)
- Aaron Cullen and Bunewat Keo (Negotiations)
This is a fine result for these students and for the University.
Written by Hannah Phillips, TULS Competitions Officer 2010.