790 postgrads...64 places…1 winner

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

The competition will take place over three rounds: First Round / Semi-Final and Final.

The event is a sole survivor per moot system.

There are 64 places available (3 places are allocated to winners/finalists of other competitions).

The Final will be held at The Supreme Court, Parliament Square in London in early May 2018.

The Finals Judges are Barry Denyer-Green (Falcon Chambers) and 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. 

Application for a place

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

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

Details of the application will be released on Friday 1st December 2017.

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

The criteria upon which candidates will be shortlisted are:

Written Arguments

  • Identify relevant issues
  • Accurately summarise/analyse the relevant legal principles
  • Sets out a logical and persuasive argument

Motivation

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 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 are allocated. 

This should be a rewarding and exciting competition and I look forward to receiving your application. 

Lynne Townley

Lecturer BPTC, Deputy Moot Director

Want to fins out more? You can read about the 2016-17 final via the City website, the 2015-16 final (won by Esther Drabkin-Reiter) and that from 2014-2015 too.