Fremantle Law students win WA Tri Law Competition

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Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 8-6-2008

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

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Competing in the Tri Law Competition held during Western Australia’s Law Week proved to be a great success for seven Law students from Fremantle Campus when they claimed the first prize, the Tri Law Cup.

WA’s three law schools, The University of Western Australia (UWA), Murdoch University and Notre Dame all competed in the annual competition. The three sections, Negotiations Competition, Academic Challenge and the Moot Competition are each hosted by a university with the Academic Challenge also supported by the Law Society of WA. The competitions required students to undertake a variety of challenges, testing their skills in negotiations, problem solving, creativity and general knowledge of the law.

Law student Jim Riley competed in the Academic Challenge section: “We were absolutely thrilled to win the Academic Challenge and, of course, equally thrilled that the Notre Dame Law School (NDLS) snared the overall victory and we sincerely hope that our win inspires future contestants that represent the NDLS to strive to win the Academic Challenge and the cup in the coming years,” he said.

Kevin Sneddon also competed in the Academic Challenge. He said the team was thrilled to win, “Our combination of youth and experience was representative of Notre Dame Law School. We believed we coped well with the rigors of the intellectual challenge.”

Notre Dame’s Dean of the School of Law, Associate Professor Jane Power, said she was delighted and proud of the UNDA teams. “On behalf of the Law School community I extend our warmest congratulations to Rachel Beresford Ord, Daniel Chaney, Emily Keys, Jason Myers, Jim Riley, Kevin Sneddon and Jess Stokes.

“It would be remiss of me not to also thank Emma Cullen who coordinated the Notre Dame competitors and was chief hostess at the Negotiations competition.

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