Thursday, February 19, 2009

Black And White Day

Today is the most anxious day which I had pray so much before this that I would just be invisible or just disappeared without having to do the submission in the CFS Moot Court.

I am so nervous because my opponent is Ketty which she is a debater plus she is so confident when she speaks and of course I'll look very stupid compared to her.

I wish I could run away but it's not gonna happen. When it comes to our turn just now, I just succeed fooling myself. Haha. Our class started from 4 pm and finished on 11 pm. Madam Farahizah said she wants to finish all submissions today because tomorrow she needs to go to somewhere.

So, here are the mooters.

Appellant v Respondent

1. Sofea v Dira
2. Kelly v Nasyer
3. Tiki v Hurri
4. Reza v Khidir
5. Mili v Ketty
6. Aiman v Ameer
7. Faris v Isa
8. Saqdah v Fiyza
9. Izzah v Madihah

Our class is totally different compared to the other classes because we were the one and only class that had only 1 counsel, which means, no partner.

While other classes were having Senior Counsel + Junior Counsel from appellant v Senior Counsel + Junior Counsel from respondent. So, it is quite tough for us.

Plus, we don't have open court like other classes do. No other people are allowed to be in class during the submission except the judge, the respondent side and the appellant side.

And our Madam also didn't give judgement which means the decision whether the appeal is allowed or dismissed. She said that this mooting is only in the matric levels. She just gave marks based on our ability to answer questions and how we persuade the judge. If we want to experience the real mooting, just wait in the main campus.

I only got 15 marks over 20 which I think the lowest mark in this class maybe?? It's ok. I'll make sure in Gombak, I can improve my persuasion skills and confident level. Hope so insyaAllah.

The court's language while submission is different with common languange, for example:

* much obliged Yang Arif - means thank you
*indeed Yang Arif - means yes
*i correct myself Yang Arif - means sorry
*i stand corrected - means sorry
*i afraid that i can't assist the court on that matter - means can't answer question from the judge

Judges are very particular with court's language and manner. You cannot use layman terms in the court.

And here are some picture that  I wanna share. Till then. Daaaa :)

.Reading the script.

.The mooters.


.Meet Ketty my opponent.

.With Madam Farahizah.

.The End.

*I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone*

Friday, February 13, 2009

What Is BOA Exactly

Today I'd succeed to submit my BOA to the general office before the office hour end (before 5 pm lah). What a relief I feel after that. It's not easy man to do that kinda thing alone. It's so tiring plus confusing.

After did the photostatting things, I had to tagging + paging + typing the outline of the submission and of course I'd spent lots of money to make the 3 copies of this stuff. 1 for me - the appellant, 1 for Ketty - the respondent and another copy for Madam as the judge.

BOA stands for bundle of authority which means a compilation of the most binding authorities that I found during my legal research that I'll refer to during my submission. It consist of statutes, cases and treaties. Madam did not limit on how many relevant sources that I have to put in there so I just had 3 sources for each.

But after submitted it, I realized that there're too many mistakes that I did. So many typos plus wrong tagging n after I double-checked, the case that I referred to seems irrelevant to the present case. But, it's already in the office. I just need to pray that Madam didn't deducts my mark for every single mistake.

So, done with BOA. The mooting day will be held on the next Wednesday. I need to prepare myself and the script. Hope that I can submit well for my client. All the best Mili. =)

.This is how my BOA looks like.

*All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better you feel*
.Ralph Waldo Emerson.