150th Anniversary

Engineering takes the trophy in Eng vs Law Great Debate

Engineering students have claimed victory over their arch-rivals from the Faculty of Law in a gripping tie breaker Great Debate, as part of the Melbourne School of Engineering’s 150th Anniversary celebrations.

Despite their involvement in Prosh Week only days before, the Melbourne University Engineering Student Society (MUESC) was able to assemble a champion team.

With one win to each club in 2010, the Engineering team of Scott Cairney, Andrew Rowse and Jonathan Hibbert defeated the Law students (Ben Meadow, Mika Tsoi and Paul Annabell) on the topic: “Lawyers or Engineers: who creates the future?”

Hosted by Professor Andrew Kenyon (Deputy Dean – Law) and Associate Professor David Shallcross (Head of Chemical Engineering and 150th Academic Champion) the slightly riotous and occasionally risqué evening delighted the predominantly student audience and presented a great challenge for the alumni adjudicators: Thomas Werner and David Collins from Engineering (both members of the 150th Working Party) and Peter Gray and Elizabeth Bennett from Law.

The evening was capped off with drinks and canapés in the Old Engineering student lounge, where the Engineering team were able to display their newly acquired trophy.

Check out our gallery for more photos from the Great Debate.

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One Comment

  1. Interesting topic for a debate. Both lawyers and engineers have significant contributions in creating the future. However, I’d prioritize getting familiarized with the law than with engineering concepts. As they say: ignorance of the law is no excuse.

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