Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude towards Mr. Chang for inviting me to join this moot session. Although I did not join the mooting session directly as one of the participants, I was fortunate enough to witness this incredible session as a timekeeper.
My role as the timekeeper was to monitor and record the time as each participant was given 15 minutes to deliver their points and arguments. Keeping track of the time allows the participants to know how much time they’ve taken so they won’t exceed their time limit. It may sound like a simple role but it is an interesting task nonetheless.
This is my first time joining a moot trial and I must say it was an amazing experience. Being able to witness each team giving their best in delivering their arguments and try to convince the judge is fascinating. Both plaintiff and defence counsel made their points and it is the judge’s role to question them and decide the outcome of the case.
The judges delivered their decision at the end of the mooting session and made some commentaries. They pointed out some of their mistakes and gave them some helpful advice in fixing them. If given such an opportunity in the future, I would very much like to participate in the mooting session as one of the parties.
Lew Jun Man