Auckland dominates New Zealand Law Student Competitions

13 September 2013
Auckland dominates New Zealand Law Student Competitions

Auckland law students have been outstandingly successful at the New Zealand Law Students' Association annual student competitions, winning four of the five events and coming runner-up in the fifth. Unsurprisingly Auckland won the cup for the best law school.

Tim Conder and Nupur Upadhyay won the Bell Gully Senior Mooting Competition.

Matt Büdler and Tiaan Nelson won the Junior Mooting Competition.

Caitlin Hollings won the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Witness Examination Competition.

Andrew McLeod and Luke Sizer won the Russell McVeagh Client Interviewing Competition.

Kimberley Eccles and Steph Panzic were runners-up to a team from Otago University in the Final of the Buddle Findlay Negotiation Competition.

Auckland Law Students’ Society President Camille Butters noted that no-one could remember a single law school doing so well in the national student competitions.

Auckland law students Philip Bradshaw and Eruera Davies also won the national Maori mooting competition held at the Waiariki Maori Land Court in Rotorua.

Dean Andrew Stockley congratulated the Auckland teams on doing so well. Having won the Bell Gully Senior Mooting Competition, Auckland will now represent the New Zealand law schools at the Jessup Moot Competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious moot court contest. Auckland has represented New Zealand at the Jessup Competition for five of the last six years.