Volume 2, Issue 2 (Originally Published 30 July 2012)
The University of Melbourne Law School’s mooting team has placed 1st in the World in the IALSA* Space Law Moot.
Team members Nick Baum, Jono McCoy, Ben Muller, and Jack Nelson beat out Cambridge University in the final round on Friday 27 July, at 3pm Hong Kong time.
The final moot was judge by Dr Vernon Nase and Professor Rajesh Sharma of the City University of Hong Kong. Competing for the applicants were Cambridge University’s Ms Alina Sviderska and Mr Chris Sergeant, with Nick Baum and Jono McCoy as respondents.
The moot lasted for a gruelling two hours, and included exchanges such as:
COUNSEL: “Your Excellency, if I can just have thirty seconds [Extended pause].
DR NASE: “Oh yes. I was just lost in thought. Your arguments?”
When asked how they felt about their top place finish, the team responded “We are over the moon!”