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Australian schools get ready for High School Mooting Finals

The final rounds for the annual Bond University Faculty of Law High School Mooting Competition will be held on Saturday July 30, 2011.Attracting some of the nation’s finest year 11 and 12 students, 12 teams from around Australia will compete in the Faculty of Law’s state-of-the-art Moot Court at Bond University, Gold Coast.All 12 teams, including two local Gold Coast schools Marymount College and St Hilda’s School, will compete during the day before two teams are selected to appear in the Grand Final held that evening.Mooting Master and Bond University Associate Professor of Law David Field said the mooting competition introduces students to the courtroom environment while allowing them the opportunity to confront real-life situations without the real-life consequences.“The competition is an opportunity for all students to build their confidence and to put their thoughts into words, which is the type of exposure this competition offers that a classroom setting may not,” said Professor Field. “For prospective law students, the Bond University High School Mooting Competition also offers the chance to test their potential skills as court advocates and to practice persuasive speaking, while arguing a point on their feet,” he said. The overall winning team and three students who are judged to be the best individual advocates from the finals are awarded partial scholarships to Bond University.Schools that will compete in the finals at Bond University include:

  • Anglican Church Grammar School (QLD)
  • The Gap State High School (QLD)
  • Marymount College (QLD)
  • St Hilda’s School (QLD)
  • West Moreton Anglican College (QLD)
  • Glenmore High School (QLD)
  • Radford College (ACT)
  • St Ignatius' College (NSW)
  • Smith's Hill High School (NSW)
  • Cranbourne Secondary College (VIC)
  • Scotch College (VIC)
  • Seymour College (SA)

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