From the HSIE Faculty

From Classroom to Courtroom: Madeline Smith Shines in Moot Court

Congratulations to Madeline Smith, a Year 11 student, for completing the Criminal Law and Procedure in Queensland Course at Bond University. Through this program, Maddy gained practical insight into the exciting world of criminal law, including court processes and procedures, learning about criminal offences, defences, and the powers exercised by the police.


As part of the course, Maddy completed five online modules and participated in a two-day practical workshop, where she prepared a defence counsel's sentencing submission for an individual who had pleaded guilty to a criminal offence in the District Court. Maddy demonstrated her skills by preparing both a written and oral submission, which she delivered in a moot court before a judge.

The judge was thoroughly impressed with Maddy's submission and expressed his sincere hope that she pursues a career in law. I commend Maddy for her hard work and dedication and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.


This is what Maddy had to say about her experience:

"I have plans to study Law and Criminology, so I completed the Criminal Law and Procedure in Queensland course to gain more experience. The highlight of the course for me was being able to gain knowledge from professionals with first-hand experience in the field, and being able to work collaboratively with them in a university environment. I would 100% recommend this course to anyone with an interest in the field of law."

This enriching experience is offered by the Faculty of Law at Bond University and is open to high school students in Years 11 and 12. Registration for the next intake will close on Wednesday 28 June, and interested individuals can find more information here.

Mrs Georgia James
Legal Studies Teacher