Great hon­our

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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.

ATC wel­comes you to start your quest to­wards aca­demic and prac­ti­cal ex­cel­lence in law.

For de­tails, look out for its ad­ver­tise­ment in this StarSpe­cial.

( From left) Mis­hand Pat­manathan, Lee Mei Xian and Melvin Ng re­ceiv­ing their tro­phies from LAWAsIA out­go­ing pres­i­dent Isomi suzuki.

The Kai Im­age Academy of­fers a wide range of pro­fes­sional make- up cour­ses where stu­dents can learn Kenz Ooi’s im­pres­sive make- up tech­niques and styles.

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