Stu­dents have their day in moot court

The Weekend Post - - News -

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.

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