Law Society’s Mock Trial Competition Grand Final

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

The grand final of the 2015 Mock Trial Competition will take place on Thursday, 15 October at the Supreme Court of Western Australia, starting at 5.00pm. Hale School and defending champions Mt Lawley Senior High School will compete for the top prize.

Law Society President Elizabeth Needham said, “The Mock Trial Competition helps to demystify the practice of law and gives students a great insight into the workings of our court system.”

The Competition provides students with an education on the trial process and courtroom procedure and etiquette. The Competition is open to Western Australian high school students in Years 10, 11 and 12.

The Competition was established in 1987 and is growing in popularity each year. 2015 saw a record number of 108 teams take part.

The grand final trial will be adjudicated by the Hon Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC. Students will be presented with trophies by Law Society President Elizabeth Needham and the Director General of the Department of the Attorney General, Cheryl Gwilliam.

The recipient of the Murdoch Scholarship for the Most Outstanding Mock Trial Student, Calum Moultrie of Lake Joondalup Baptist College, will also be presented with his certificate at the presentation ceremony by the Murdoch University Dean of Law, Professor Jürgen Bröhmer.

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For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au

Law Society’s Mock Trial Competition Grand Final

The grand final of the 2015 Mock Trial Competition will take place on Thursday, 15 October at the Supreme Court of Western Australia, starting at 5.00pm. Hale School and defending champions Mt Lawley Senior High School will compete for the top prize.

Law Society President Elizabeth Needham said, “The Mock Trial Competition helps to demystify the practice of law and gives students a great insight into the workings of our court system.”

The Competition provides students with an education on the trial process and courtroom procedure and etiquette. The Competition is open to Western Australian high school students in Years 10, 11 and 12.

The Competition was established in 1987 and is growing in popularity each year. 2015 saw a record number of 108 teams take part.

The grand final trial will be adjudicated by the Hon Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC. Students will be presented with trophies by Law Society President Elizabeth Needham and the Director General of the Department of the Attorney General, Cheryl Gwilliam.

The recipient of the Murdoch Scholarship for the Most Outstanding Mock Trial Student, Calum Moultrie of Lake Joondalup Baptist College, will also be presented with his certificate at the presentation ceremony by the Murdoch University Dean of Law, Professor Jürgen Bröhmer.

– ENDS –

For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au