The Auckland Law School has won the President’s Shield for the best-performing law school at the annual competitions for each of the three years it has been awarded.
Sam Jeffs and Carter Pearce won the Senior Mooting Competition, Caitlin Anyon-Peters and Katie Eichelbaum won the Junior Mooting competition, and Roshana Ching reached the Final of the Witness Examination Competition.
Michael Greenop and Hayden Hughes competed in the Negotiation Competition and Andrew Grant and Tiaan Nelson competed in the Client Interviewing Competition. Both teams performed well but did not reach the finals.
Auckland University Law Students’ Society President Ben Kirkpatrick says all competitors performed extremely well and were impressive in their competitions.
Having won the national Senior Mooting Competition, Auckland will now represent New Zealand at the Jessup Moot Competition in Washington D.C in 2016. This is the world’s largest and most prestigious moot court contest. Auckland has represented New Zealand at the international law moot contest for seven of the last eight years.