Law students

73 law students undergo workshop

The workshop is designed to introduce the student’s aspects of modern commercial litigation practice with the final day devoted to aspects of modern criminal law practice and ethics.

The 2017 LTI students now join over 400 other students who have successfully completed the workshop since 2013.

The workshop is also to meet a need identified by the Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia for persons entering the legal profession to be better equipped to serve the needs of Papua New Guinea’s developing economy.

74 students refine courtroom skills

The students worked with 11 members of the Victorian Bar to enhance their criminal litigation and advocacy skills, practising in mock court exercises to make submissions on behalf of clients, lead evidence and cross-examine witnesses.

Clarissa Laimo, a legal trainee from Buin in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, wants to be a criminal lawyer and said her newly strengthened litigation skills will equip her well to follow her dream. The course also made Clarissa appreciate that advocating for a client requires strong persuasive skills.

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Law students observe court sitting

They attended the morning court sessions at the Waigani National Court house.

The group was divided into three groups and observed court proceedings in the criminal courts, judicial review track as well as commercial courts.

They were met by deputy registrar David Gonol before they were taken around to the allocated court rooms.

The group that observed the criminal court sessions before Justice Panuel Mogish were given the opportunity to ask questions after his honour addressed them.

Convicted students lawyer ask for lenience sentencing

Tande Joseph and Peter Martin were found guilty to one count of manslaughter by Justice George Manuhu on April 15.

They were found guilty for the death of Obediah Igish, a third year Anthropology student who was involved in a drunken brawl with the accused at the University bus stop in 2012

They appeared in court today (June 17) where their lawyer asked for a sentence of seven years to be given.

They also asked that the court uses its digression to reduce the sentence or give them a non-custodial sentence.