Third successive win for Notre Dame Law students

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 4-11-2011

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Law in Fremantle showcased the impressive talents and professionalism of its students when they won the Corrs Deans’ List advocacy competition for the third consecutive year.

Sponsored by national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth, the competition is designed to test the research abilities, leadership and advocacy skills of the brightest young law minds in Western Australia.

Each year, the Deans of WA law schools select a team of students to represent their university at the competition. Notre Dame’s representatives are selected for their academic strength and display of leadership qualities during their degrees.

The 2011 Notre Dame team comprising Lydia Etherington, Thomas Parker and Felicity Karageorge were required to represent a first, second or third party who were caught up in a company dispute. The team was judged to have had the most persuasive argument which won them first place honours.

Ms Etherington, a Nursing graduate of Notre Dame who is now studying a Bachelor of Laws, said it was exciting to be part of the victorious team.

“A competition like this shows what life is like inside a courtroom and highlights the fundamental skills lawyers require to be successful in their profession,” Ms Etherington said.

Assistant Dean of the Fremantle School of Law, Chris Mulley, said the Notre Dame community should take great pride in this achievement.

“To win this competition for the third successive year is really exciting,” Mr Mulley said.

“The type of research task undertaken for this competition is about the most difficult thing that a law graduate is likely to face in his/her first year out in practice.

“It confirms that we are preparing our students well for their future professions.” MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Ebbs, Tel (08) 9433 0569, Mob 0408 959 138 Leigh Dawson, Tel (08) 9433 0569, Mob 0405 441 093