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Louth students excel in DCU’s Moot Court Grand Final

Dublin City University's Moot Court Final

Donard McCabe

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Donard McCabe

Louth students excel in DCU’s Moot Court Grand Final

Cai O'Kane, Sophie Wadding, Justice John MacMenamin of the Supreme Court, Dr. Aisling de Paor Roisin Lacey (Senior Counsel), Niamh Hayes, Pat Dinneen (Matheson), Conor Clarke

Two students from Louth were part of the victorious team in the Dublin City University's Moot Court Final which took place in DCU on March 20th.

Niamh Hayes. a former student of St. Louis Secondary School, Dundalk and Sophie Wadding, a former student of St. Vincent's Secondary School, Dundalk were part of the winning team in the Matheson sponsored event.

The competition which is organised by DCU’S School of Law and Government involved eight second year law students going head-to head to present oral submissions on a case involving employers’ negligence.

Niamh and Sophie, who are both studying for a Bachelor of Civil Law, represented the Appellants in the employers' negligence-themed moot.

It was judged before DCU’s new Judge-in-residence, Mr Justice John MacMenamin of the Supreme Court, who described the standard of mooting as "exceptional" along with Roisin Lacey SC and Matheson’s Pat Dineen.