Mooting is a form of debating where opposing teams have to represent their clients in a mock court. This involves days of preparing a sophisticated legal argument for their client based on the facts of the case and relevant laws. Students then put their case to the test in a mock court where they get to examine witnesses, present their case, and most fun of all, get to use the classic line, "objection, your honour!"
On Wednesday 20 October, six talented Year 11 Baradene students won the Auckland Schools Legal Mooting Competition final against Diocesan School for girls. Congratulations to Mary Hunter, Natalie Salmon, Bria Cotton, Rochelle O’Connor, Jade Varney and Sofia Olan. Congratulations also to Mary Hunter for being awarded best speaker in the final. The team faced a strong team in the final and Chief Justice Professor Mark Henaghan congratulated both teams on their incredible performance.