On Friday 27 May 2016, the La Trobe Law School warmly welcomed the current Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, his Honour Chief Justice Robert French AC, to open the law school’s new Moot Court.
The Moot Court was built to reflect the Federal Court and aim to support our excellence in mooting. It utilises cutting edge technology to provide students with a real life court experience to practice and refine their advocacy skills.
Professor Patrick Keyzer, Head of La Trobe Law School opened the event and then Professor John Dewar, Vice Chancellor of La Trobe University, introduced his Honour Chief Justice French to the La Trobe Law School community and guests. His Honour then graciously took questions from students within the Law School and discussed the issues of changing the constitution via referendum, indigenous affairs and wellbeing in the legal industry.
The afternoon concluded with his Honour Chief Justice French giving an address on the importance of refining oral advocacy and technical legal skills within the legal profession. Professor Keyzer then thanked His Honour Chief Justice French and expressed his gratitude to all those involved in designing and constructing the Moot Court.
The La Trobe Law School would like to thank His Honour Chief Justice French for officially opening the La Trobe Law School Moot Court and sharing this milestone with staff, students and the wider community.