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Bond Law wins international speaking prize

Bond Law wins international speaking prize

Bond University's Faculty of Law has succeeded again at the International Criminal Court Trial Competition (ICCTC) in The Hague.Law student Ashleigh Light won the Best Oralist award, beating…

Bond University's Faculty of Law has succeeded again at the International Criminal Court Trial Competition (ICCTC) in The Hague.

Law student Ashleigh Light won the Best Oralist award, beating speakers from 17 other universities around the world, including Yale University, Canada's Osgood Hall and Queens University in Belfast. Light's win follows that of Bond Law alumnus Kate Mitchell who took out the same award at last year's competition.

Light, together with students Daniel Ryan, Rowan Kendall, Sarah Bond and Hannah Maher, also formed the Bond team and won the award for Best Defence Counsel.

"It is a tremendous achievement to win an international mooting award of this calibre, let alone to win it two years running," said coach of the Bond team, senior teaching fellow Joe Crowley.

The ICCTC allows top law students from around the world to improve their knowledge of the International Criminal Court and its proceedings.

Participants at this year's competition were asked to respond to a fictitious incident in which a president incited genocide against the population of a neighbouring country. Each team was required to provide a written argument of up to 30,000 words prior to the oral presentation rounds, where advocates representing the prosecution, defence or victims, presented their case to an expert panel of judges.

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