A team of law students representing The University of Western Australia is on its way to Washington after a great performance in one of the most prestigious competitions for law students.
The Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Jessup Moot) requires students to prepare oral and written submissions addressing a variety of legal issues.
The 2015 team of Leo Simoens, Charlotte Westbrook, Jordan Aitken, Eleni Kannis and Adam Rompotis finished runners-up in the final moot, narrowly missing out to the University of Sydney.
Charlotte Westbrook was also recognised as a joint winner of the prize for best oralist in the final moot as well as finishing as 10th best oralist in the Competition.
The moot was conducted in the High Court in Canberra and presided over by Chief Justice Robert French, Gitanjali Bajaj and Dr Christopher Ward.
The top two teams will now travel to Washington DC in early April to represent Australia against other students from more than 550 law schools in more than 80 countries around the world.
UWA has competed in the Jessup Moot since the early 1980s, winning the international Jessup Cup in 2003 and named international runner-up in 1995 and 2002.
UWA has continued its outstanding record in the competition, sending a team to Washington DC five of the past six years.