Private law moot win

20 June 2017 | Education
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From left: Joshua Foo, Nicholas, NUS Law Dean Professor Simon Chesterman, Yan Yu and Joshua Phang

A team from NUS Law recently became the first in Singapore to win the prestigious Allen & Overy Private Law Moot Competition, which was held from 20 to 22 May at University of New South Wales, Sydney. Into its fourth year, the competition is Australia’s only intervarsity mooting competition focusing on private law.

The team — comprising undergraduates Nicholas Ng Wei Jie, Kiu Yan Yu, Joshua Phang and Joshua Foo — beat a total of 12 other teams from 10 law schools around the world, including a second participating NUS Law team, to clinch the championship title. With their compelling arguments pertaining to equity and fiduciary law in Australia, they inched out rival University of Otago in the Grand Final.

This is the latest in a string of wins by NUS Law students in 2017, which include coming out tops at the inaugural Blackoak Transactional Competition, 8th Leiden Sarin International Air Law Moot Court Competition, and the Lex Infinitum 2017, among others.

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