Senior Moot launches

The Senior Moot is a mooting competition open to all students on the post-graduate courses: BPTC/LPC/GDL/LLM and GE LLB.

What do I need to know?

  • The competition takes place over three rounds: First Round, Semi-Final, and Final
  • The event is a sole survivor per moot system.
  • There are 64 places available.
  • The final will be held at the Supreme Court at the beginning of May 2018.
  • The Finals Judges are Barry Denyer-Green (Falcon Chambers) and the Rt Hon Lord Gill.

Timetable

Round 1: will take place during the week of 15 January 2018.  The moot will last one hour and will take place on the Gray’s Inn campus.  You will not be able to change the time or date of the moot you have been allocated.

Skeleton arguments to be exchanged 7 days before the moot.

Round 2: will take place during the week of 19 February 2018 . Again the moot will last one hour and will take place on the Gray’s Inn Campus.  You will not be able to change the time or date of the moot you have been allocated.

Skeleton arguments to be exchanged 7 days before the moot.

Round 3 (FINAL). As stated above, this will take place in early May at the Supreme Court. 

Skeleton arguments to be exchanged 7 days before the moot.

 

Prizes

In addition to the publicity and intrinsic value of the experience, a substantial prize fund will be available. 

 

Would you like to apply for one of the 64 places?

Places in the competition will be allocated by Lynne Townley (Deputy Moot Director).

A short application is required by email to Lynne.Townley@city.ac.uk

The application will comprise of:

  1. Your name/Email address and the course you are enrolled on.
  2. A recent case which has caught your attention. Giving reasons.  Did you agree with the judgment? What do you think the implications of the judgment are? (max 300 words)
  3. Your motivation for applying for the competition (you may detail any previous mooting/public speaking experience). (max 200 words)

Applications will be accepted from 9 am on Monday 11th December 2017 – 9am on Tuesday 12th December 2017.

The mooting places (and a waiting list in the event that a participant can no longer participate in the competition) will be notified by Lynne Townley on Thursday 14 December 2017.

If you are selected for Round 1, you will be allocated a role and a particular moot.  It will not be possible to rearrange the moot or role which you have been allocated.

Lynne Townley

Deputy Moot Director

Emily Allbon -

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