Bond Law School students take out another international moot accolade

Bond Law School has added to its impressive track record in international mooting competitions by taking out the prestigious Beijing Foreign Studies University Intellectual Property Law Moot.

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Beijing Foreign Studies University Intellectual Property Law Moot Team (L-R): Marryum Kahloon. Caroline Karlsson and coach Assistant Professor Joel Butler.

The win adds to a remarkable string of moot competition victories over the past three years, further enhancing Bond University’s reputation as one of Australia’s leading law schools.

In 2011, Bond Law School students won three major awards in the space of two months, and followed this in 2012 with a win in the D.M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition, and two local moot wins in Queensland and Victoria.

The two students – Marryum Kahloon and Caroline Karlsson – have recently returned to Australia from Beijing with their winner’s plaque.

The team coach and Director of Mooting, Bond Law Assistant Professor Joel Butler, also went to Beijing with the students. He said this win, on top of the university’s track record, demonstrated that Bond was extremely competitive, mooting at the highest international levels.

Mooting, which simulates courtroom conditions in the presentation of a legal argument, is a stern test of students’ advocacy skills in national and international competitions,” said Mr Butler.

“It involves a lot of hard work and effort, and the results are testimony to the commitment that the students have brought to this demanding discipline,” the Bond Law School assistant professor said. He also added that mooting helps to instill confidence, discipline and team work, and provides the students with a wealth of experience in courtroom conditions.

Mr Butler said the outcomes of recent national and international mooting competitions also showed one of the benefits of a Bond Law School degree.

“Bond University encourages and assists students to participate and meets the costs of taking part in such mooting competitions,” he said.

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Entry Requirements for the Bond University Juris Doctor Program

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline in order to apply to Bond University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program.  Students who have not yet completed a bachelor degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the Bond JD program.
  • Two reference letters are required.
  • Applicants who have a cumulative average of 70% or above should apply to the Bond JD program.

In common with most other Australian Law Schools, Bond University Law School does not use the LSAT as an entry criterion.


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