Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Moot Point for Our Junior Legal Eagles

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Moot Point for Our Junior Legal Eagles

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WHILE in just a few short years they will be presenting their legal cases before a judge, Ipswich's lawyers of tomorrow will practice their courtroom skills at a national mooting competition this weekend.

The team of four Ipswich Grammar students - Travis Gooding, Michael Esteban, Andrew Herzig and Ben Wynn - will present their case at the annual Bond University Faculty of Law mooting competition, which involves student representatives from secondary schools across Australia.

Captain Travis said the team had secured their place at the competition after winning the Darling Downs regional mooting competition.

"We are given a legal situation and then have to use case law that we have been given, in an attempt to form a legal argument," Travis said.

The competition has expanded from eight schools in its inaugural year of 1989 to over 127 schools in 2008, with 2009 marking the 20th anniversary of the competition.

A series of preliminary finals will be held before members of the Law Faculty, with schools from that round to go forward to the grand final on the same day, judged before a representative from the Supreme Court of Queensland and two members from the Faculty of Law. …

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