Join in for 2020-21 and make a mooting name for yourself
City enters teams in most of the national mooting competitions, as well as a number of inter-varsity ones. These are not set in stone and may change annually.
Most competitions welcome all LLB2, LLB3, GDL, GELLB1 and GELLB2 students. For those doing an LLM or the LPC/BVS the choices are more limited I'm afraid. For LLB1 students we generally recommend you use the first year to get some practice in via the City Scholars Moot and get those important first year subjects under your belt.
Some moot competitions will include problems from a variety of core subjects - contract, tort, land, public, equity etc. Other moot competitions will focus on a specific narrow area.Normally the application process for this would be via a moot problem - you'd be asked to submit a one page skeleton argument and a paragraph of your 'speech' so we can get a feel for the terminology and phrasing you might use in your argument. This would happen quite early on in term - with us receiving around 130 applications for a limited number of places. However the current pandemic has made things a lot more uncertain and some moots have been delayed in terms of start times. So I am delaying this process this term until I know more.
In terms of national generalist competitions in 2020-21, we will be looking to enter a team into:
- OUP & ICCA National Mooting Competition (likely January start)
- ESU/Essex Court Moot (no news yet)
Things are clearer on the Specialist moot front. We hope to be entering teams into the following specialist competitions:
- The Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot
- The Oxford International IP Moot
- European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
- European Moot Court Competition
- John H. Jackson Moot
- Landmark Chambers Moot (LLB only)
- Landmark Judicial Review Moot (BVS only)
- The Jessup
Keep an eye on your email and the News section of this website for information on how you can apply to be a member of these teams.Other opportunities may come up during the year. Please bear in mind there are also competitions that you can enter independently of City. See the News section for details of these as they come up.
Photo just above shows Charlotte Bellamy and Raphael Gray winning the OUP/BPP Moot Final in June 2015. Read about Charlotte's experiences in this competition via the blog.
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