Mooting skills displayed

St Paul's Collegiate School —

In term 2, three of our students entered the Waikato Schools’ Mooting competition

This is a simulated court case whereby each team is allocated a case study and has to act either as the defence or prosecution for the case. They were provided with a huge amount of material and legal paperwork to sift through in order to prepare for their argument. Tony Wu, Dylan Woodhouse and Conor Horrigan spent countless hours preparing their defence case. They met with ex crown prosecutor, Jonathan Ruthven for coaching and direction in preparation for the competition. On the day, they delivered a very compelling case, and although they weren’t placed, the judges were very impressed with the high calibre of the delivery. A great opportunity for potential law students to get a taste of what it is like to work in the New Zealand legal system.