Law students win again!

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 10-11-2010

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Law School have once again proven their ability and strength in research and advocacy by winning first place in this year’s Corrs Deans’ List, an annual advocacy competition designed to test the mettle of Western Australia’s Law Schools.

Sponsored by national law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, this year’s competition focussed on the areas of torts liability and vicarious liability, with Deans from each Law School charged with nominating teams of three to perform in the competition.

Notre Dame’s representatives, selected for their academic strength and display of leadership qualities during their degrees, Simon Cooke, Lynette Hill and Rodney Worth, were chosen to work as a team in researching the proposed matter, which they received at 9am, in preparation for the hearing at 4.30pm.

A high-profile judging panel, consisting of former Justice, Neville Owen, Litigation and Workplace Relations Partner, Nicholas Ellery and Litigation Partner, Bill Keane, heard each team’s case before making their final decision.

Dean of the Law School, Associate Professor Jane Power, said the competition provided students with a wonderful opportunity to engage and enact the practical component of skills learned during the course of their studies.

“The Law School is extremely proud of the team’s achievement, the way they worked together so well as a team and put their practical and theoretical training into practice,” Associate Professor Power said.

“The strengths of the Notre Dame Law degree were clearly evident in the performance of the team, and their outstanding result.”

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