8-11 April 2001, Dunedin New Zealand
The University of Otago was honoured to host the ICCC in 2001. The topic was Elder Law. Fifteen countries participated: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, England/Wales, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and USA.
The AGM was followed by a welcome reception with bagpipe (Dunedin being the Edinburgh of the South) on Sunday, 8th April at the University Council Chambers.
There were two preliminary rounds on Tuesday. Each team was given a copy of their recorded interview to keep. The semi-final and final rounds were held on Wednesday.
The Governor-General of New Zealand, the Hon Dame Silvia Cartwright, presented the winning team with the shield. Dame Silvia studied law at the host University and was the first woman to be appointed to the High Court in New Zealand.
The competition was won by Paddy McGrath and Anita Hanna from Queen’s University in Northern Ireland. They were coached by Ruth Craig. The Canadian team of Toireasa Jespersen Nelson and Christopher Young were runners up.
The closing banquet was held at the Savoy restaurant in town. The New Zealand Law Foundation was the major sponsor of the competition, with the University of Otago, Russell McVeagh, and the New Zealand Law Students Association also making significant contributions to the success of the event. The cash prize for the winning team was provided by the International Bar Association and awarded by a local IBA lawyer.