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The Hon John Dowd High School Mooting Competition

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The School of Law and Justice and the Southern Cross University Law Student Society (SCULSS) host the annual Hon John Dowd AO QC High School Mooting Competition in May every year. The competition is held in the School of Law and Justice Moot Court at the University's Lismore campus and involves teams from local high schools.

High school students who are either studying or are interested in legal studies are encouraged to form a school team. Teams may have two or three members. Teams with three members will have two students present an oral argument and one will act as instructing solicitor (to take notes during the moot).

This event offers students an opportunity to prepare and present a logical oral argument in response to a particular legal problem. Students showcase their passion and skills in comprehending and expressing legal principles while learning how the law works.

The Hon John Dowd AO QC, Chancellor of Southern Cross University and former Supreme Court Justice of New South Wales, will be participating in the judging on the day along with a panel of legal experts.

The winning school receives a prize of $500, and a plaque on the competition's perpetual trophy. The runner-up school receives a prize of $350

PDF 2015 Mooting competition package

PDF 2015 Mooting competition invite and team registration form

More information:
Jane Gilmour
E: lawmoot@scu.edu.au
T: 02 6620 3800

Previous Winners

2014 John Paul College
2013 Alstonville High School
2012 John Paul College
2011 John Paul College
2010 Coffs Harbour Christian Community School
2009 Coffs Harbour Senior College
2003 Mt St Patrick College Murwillumbah
2002 Mt St Patrick College Murwillumbah
2001 Mt St Patrick College Murwillumbah
2000 Coffs Harbour Christian Community School
1998 John Paul College
1997 John Paul College
1996 Catherine McAuley College Grafton
1995 Coffs Harbour Christian Community School