Team success at Sarin International Air Law Moot

22 June 2016
Sarin Moot team
From back left: Caitlin Hollings (coach), Jack Davies, Nick Porter. Front left: Marion Hiriart (coach), Michael Greenop.

A University of Auckland team has finished "4th Best Applicant" overall at the recent Sarin International Air Law Moot in Jakarta, Indonesia. The team, comprising Jack Davies, Nick Porter and Michael Greenop, was coached by Marion Hiriart and Caitlin Hollings. The team had previously competed and won the Australia and New Zealand Air Law Moot in Brisbane in 2015.The team finished in the top 10 in all categories awarded, including 3rd for Applicant Written Submissions and finishing as the 4th best Applicant overall and 7th Best Respondent out of more than 50 teams including national rounds.

"It was a great experience participating in the Sarin Moot," said Jack Davies. "Not only did I get to further hone my advocacy skills, but it was a neat opportunity to interact with the international law community. Aviation law is an interesting and dynamic area, which was intriguing to explore through the problem and at the competition."

Nick Porter agree. "It was a pleasure to travel to Jakarta and participate in the moot. It was great to meet so many people in the aviation law community and compete against such a wide range of universities from throughout the world".

Coah Marion Hiriart said: "Aviation law is a unique area of law that involves many interesting and current issues to brainstorm on. Participating in the Sarin Moot was an enriching experience as a whole: well organised, warm and friendly atmosphere, international exposure and obviously great mooting competition. A recommended challenge to take-up again in the future."

The team was greatful for support received from the University and thanked the Dean of Law, Professor Andrew Stockley, for his encouragement and support. The team appreciated the level of organisationand support provided by Leiden University and the Sarin Organisation in setting up the moot and provided for all the teams. The team was also very grateful for the support and funding received from Air New Zealand which allowed them to fly to Jakarta.