SEGi College Clinches Second in Bond University Mooting Debut

Seated (from left): Mr. Jeffrey Foo (Instructing Solicitor), Ms. Rene Yap (Junior Counsel) and Mr. Ezra Voon (Senior Counsel)

Standing (from left): Ms. Kathy Atkins (competition judge and Clinical Associate Professor at Bond University’s Faculty of Law), Mr. Derrick Moh (senior law student from SEGi College) and Mr. Voon (father of participant Ezra Voon).

KUCHING – SEGi College Sarawak’s A-Levels Team finished as Runners-Up in the Bond University High School Mooting Competition held from the 24th-25th of April. The team, comprising Ezra Voon, Rene Yap and Jeffrey Foo, have never mooted before but spent weeks engrossed in extensive research, drafting and practice for their delivery. Notably, this was the first time SEGi College Sarawak has ever participated in the competition, which featured teams of students up to Year 12 or A-Levels from numerous public and private schools within the State. 

Having mooted on the first day of the competition, they were announced as one of the final two teams who would stand a chance to win the Grand Prize of a partial scholarship to pursue a Degree in Law at Bond University. Their opponents, SM Lodge (Team 1) eventually triumphed in what was admitted to be arguably the most tightly-contested final ever. 

“This was a very tough decision; both teams were so close in the Final Moot,” said Ms. Kathy Atkins, the judge and a Clinical Associate Professor from the University’s renowned Faculty of Law. 

“Considering this is the first time SEGi College is participating in this competition, to come second is a highly commendable achievement. We certainly look forward to seeing more of what the college has to offer in the years to come.” 

Ezra Voon, who acted as Senior Counsel for the team, states “This has been a fantastic learning process for us. We thank the organisers for this opportunity to hone and display our skills as budding advocates/solicitors. Most of all, we would like to show our appreciation to our friends, family and supporters, particularly our trainer Ms. Suhana Razali, who worked with us intensively, and our senior Derrick Moh, for keeping us motivated under pressure.” 

All three students are currently pursuing their A-Levels at SEGi College Sarawak, which offers the pre-university requisite programme under Edexcel UK. For more information on the courses offered at SEGi, visit the main campus at 211, Jalan Bukit Mata, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak (Monday- Friday: 8.30am to 8pm; Saturday: 8.30am to 4.15pm; Sunday: 10am to 3pm) or logon to