Legal whizzes win

NOTRE DAME law students have again outclassed every law school in the country, winning the annual National Mooting Competition for the third time in the past ten years.

The team of three from Notre Dame outscored opponents from the University of Wollongong in the grand final after narrowly defeating teams from the University of Melbourne and University of Tasmania.

• Andrew Weston in action.

Organised by the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal, teams are required to prepare arguments on a variety of current issues and then go head-to-head with their opponents before a judge and representatives  – mirroring a real-life courtroom environment.

Notre Dame’s team, comprising final year students Andrew Weston, Alastair Henderson and Andrew Oud, took out the WA state title in August before travelling across the country to battle the other national finalists.

“Winning a national mooting competition is an outstanding achievement when you consider that a number of Australian law schools are involved,” says Professor Doug Hodgson, Dean of the uni’s school of law.

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