Saturday, 31 January 2009

Proposal 01: "So, you wanna be a lawyer?"

It is not a question. But a programme that may/will be proposed to be held on Friday the 13th (March) for all students of UiTM's Law Faculty.

It is basically a one day event filled with a conference, tea-time talk, and a proper sit-down dinner.

SYWBAL will address those questions you've had in mind since the very first day you decided to join the profession while watching Ally McBeal or Boston Legal.

It will open your eyes to the rigours of the lawyering business, and the fun underlying the tedious paperwork, litigation and court appearances.

It, by all means; would not be your typical induction Q&A session, with you posing questions such as: "Lawyer punya gaji berapa?"

Interested? Look out for the poster sometime next week (after the AGM). Partipication may be limited.

The Lachs Moot

The-what-moot? Space?

Why hasn't UiTM participated in this one?

"The Lachs Moot began in 1992 and is organised annually by the International Institute of Space Law (I.I.S.L.).  Each year, the winners of the Asia Pacific, European and North American Regional Rounds compete in the world finals, held in conjunction with the annual International Astronautical Congress and the Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space.

The Lachs Moot has the distinction of having its world final judged each year by three sitting members of the International Court of Justice.

To participate in the Lachs Moot, 2 to 3 committed law students interested in expanding their knowledge of international law and gain valuable international mooting experience are all that is needed.  According to past participants, coaches and judges, the Lachs Moot is an enjoyable experience for all involved."

Never heard of it. You?

Something for the new Moot Bench to ponder upon post-AGM.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Annual General Meeting 2009


The UiTM Mooting Club
Annual General Meeting 2009

Date: 6th February 2009*
Time: 2.30 PM until event ends.
Venue: Cempaka 2, room C2 102.

*subject to change

Monday, 19 January 2009

Training begins

Monday. 19th January 2009. Around 8 PM, at the Moot Court.

The Jessup Mooters begin their oral training.

Tuan Hurman gave them the theme for this year's Jessup.

SWAGGER! (With the British accent)

He promises to teach them the smirk.

Zin and Rue (the vets) will be on the Respondent side. While Din, Ika and Afif will alternate between them on the Applicant side.

They have about a month.

Pray that they stay strong and focused.

There's no turning back now.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Jessup Update

The new National Administrator for this year's competition is Assoc Prof Dr Azmi Sharom. If you have not heard of him before, then you must been lost in the Amazon rain forest for the last few years. He has a hugely popular column in the Star (Malaysia). He is a rare personality among civil servants because he has the courage to speak his mind in public. The administration of this year's competition will probably be very interesting. Further information for the members of the Azmi Sharom appreciation club, 'yes' he still does have his pony tail. By the way, the memorial team is putting the finishing touches on the memorials as both of these must be submitted by Monday, 12 January 2008 (This is a hint to the memorial team to expedite matters).

Irwan Shah Abdullah