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ECU Law Student Runner Up at International Mooting Competition in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 01 August 2017

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ECU Law student, Iva Brnadic has come runner up in the Young International Mediation Competition in Hong Kong!

The top international mediation prize is highly competitive, with teams from all over Asia competing for the top award. This is especially impressive considering there were twice the number of teams competing this year compared to the previous year, with teams from China, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, and 8 teams from India competing.

Each team consisted of three participants and a coach, with the team members attended a two-day training course followed by four days of intensive competition. Each round involved competing counsel and client teams in sessions mediated by a student mediator.

All teams competed for the best counsel team award, best client award, and best mediator award.

Judged by many leading Mediators and Barristers from Hong Kong and abroad, ECU’s Iva Brnadic was awarded Runner Up in the prestigious mediator’s competition.

Law Lecturer from ECU, Martin Allcock, accompanied the team to Hong Kong as a coach and said the students’ performance was of a very high quality.

“The level of competition was intense, and having sat in on all of the heats as well as the finals, our students' performance was a credit to our university.

ECU has built up quite a reputation here in Hong Kong in the mediator's competition, and with the winner in the two previous years being one of our students the judges are in awe of our school as are the other teams.

ECU Alumni David Endersby, who previously won the competition, helped us as a coach this year, and has been asked to come back as a judge next year. This is quite an honour!”

Congratulations to Iva and team members Femke Elferink, Tayt Mumme, and Sharlene Excell for an exceptional performance representing ECU!

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