A team of Bond University Law students has taken out the LaTrobe Environmental Law Moot competition beating teams from around Australia at the Melbourne Federal Court in September.
Bachelor of Laws students Peter-John (PJ) Brennan and Alex Myers went head-to-head with the University of Melbourne in the final round to be named champions of the newly established competition.
The pair also took out a number of prizes including best appellant memorial (preliminary rounds), best respondent memorials (final rounds) and tied for the best individual oralists (preliminary rounds) prize.
Dean of the Faculty of Law Professor Geraldine Mackenzie commended the students on their achievement saying their success is a testament to the hard work and preparation they put into the competition.
‘I would like to congratulate Alex and PJ for their success in this competition,’ said Professor Mackenzie.
‘Bond University has earned a formidable reputation for its mooting success around the world and the inaugural LaTrobe Environmental Law Moot is a very pleasing success to add to the list which includes international competitions such as the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the International Criminal Court (ICC) Trial Competition and many more.'
Both Alex and PJ have had the opportunity to moot around Australia and the world in a host of competitions prior to the LaTrobe moot. This has given them a wonderful opportunity to hone their skills against the best in the world’
‘Mooting is a wonderful opportunity for students with an interest in certain areas of law to work with like-minded students and network with global contacts in the legal profession,’ said Professor Mackenzie.
The LaTrobe Environmental Law Moot is a new initiative of the LaTrobe University Law Students’ Association designed to help grow understanding and a practical approach to environmental issues and the law surrounding them. LaTrobe is to be congratulated on this great new addition to the Australian mooting circuit.