ADVANCE Tertiary College ( ATC) emerged as international champions in the 10th LAWASIA International Moot Competition in Sydney, Australia, last November 2015.
The preliminary rounds and semi- final rounds were held at the College of Law in Sydney on Nov 6 and 7 and the grand final was held in the Hilton, Sydney on Nov 8.
The champion team, comprising Melvin Ng, Mishand Patmanathan and Lee Mei Xian, successfully powered their way to the championship by edging out teams from top universities from all around the world, including the UK, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Japan. ATC has earned the right to represent Malaysia by winning the national rounds, where it beat the top local and private universities in Malaysia.
In the finals, ATC edged the National University, Jodphur, India, before a distinguished panel of judges chaired by the apex court of Australia chief justice, the Honourable Robert Shenton French AC.
Taking the LAWASIA International Challenge trophy and making Malaysia proud was a defining moment for the trio, who attributed their success to hard work, discipline, commitment and sheer determination. The team, who brought the championship trophy back to Malaysia after four years, also paid tribute to their coach, Alwin Rajasurya, himself a champion mooter in 2011 and an ATC alumni.
The victory was made sweeter when the team then nabbed the award for Best Memorial ( written submissions), with Ng also winning an individual prize for first runner up Best Oralist. ATC qualified to the International Rounds in Sydney by defeating 24 teams from other institutions in Malaysia during the National Rounds, held on Sept 5 and 6 last year.
ATC’s success in both national and international moot competitions stamps ATC’s dominance in the mooting arena and its long tradition of excellence in various moot competitions.
An internal competition is held every year to unearth talent and to provide as many students as possible an opportunity to hone their skills. Mooting workshops and exhibitions are also regularly conducted for the benefit of students.
Mooting is an integral part of legal education as it provides training for the fundamental skills necessary to become a successful lawyer. It offers a systematic training process of essential skills like critical thinking, legal analysis, drafting submissions and the development of oratory skills. ATC recognises this, and ensures that its students are exposed to mooting at both national and international levels.
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( From left) Mishand Patmanathan, Lee Mei Xian and Melvin Ng receiving their trophies from LAWAsIA outgoing president Isomi suzuki.
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