Students have their day in moot court
LOCAL high school students were given a taste of legal debate in preparation for one day taking on the real thing.
CQUniversity held a high school moot competition at the Cairns Court House on September 6.
Students from Cairns schools including Peace Lutheran College and Gordonvale State School mooted criminal law legal scenarios in a mock court before Magistrate Nerida Wilson and fellow adjudicators Lance Rundle and Cairns solicitor Ben Meredith.
Students were mentored by CQUniversity law students and were provided with guidance from CQuniversity Law lecturers Lance Rundle and Wayne Jones.
Students had the opportunity to advocate for the prosecution and the defence, arguing elements of criminal law offending and defences in court responding to questions from the adjudicators.
CQU lecturer in law Lance Rundle said the experience showed they were well placed for a future study of law and a career in the local legal profession.