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Join in for 2016-17 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.

The application process for the majority of these will be via a moot problem - you'll 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 happens quite early on in term - we normally have around 130 applications for a limited number of places.

In terms of who might apply - most competitions welcome all LLB2, LLB3, GDL, GELLB1 and GELLB2 students. For those doing an LLM or the LPC/BPTC 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.

In 2019-20 we are likely to be entering teams into the following moot competitions:

  • OUP & ICCA National Mooting Competition
  • ESU/Essex Court Moot

All students will be emailed with the problem we'll be using for selection of these teams at the end of Induction Week.

Specialist moots

We also hope to be entering teams into the following specialist competitions (dependent on budget/interest):

  • The Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot
  • The Oxford International IP Moot
  • European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
  • European Moot Court Competition
  • LSE/ LGBT Featherstone Moot
  • John H. Jackson Moot
  • Landmark Chambers Moot (LLB only)
  • Landmark Judicial Review Moot (BPTC only)
  • Blackstones/UH National Criminal Advocacy Competition

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.

In addition to these specialist moots, there are a number of others that we participate in. I will select for these from my reserve list of mooters (compiled when selecting teams in October).

Photo at top shows Ali Nihat, Anna Dannreuther, Howard Leithead and Niall Coghlan after winning the European Human Rights Moot Competition in Strasbourg (Feb 2014). Read Niall's reflections via the blog. 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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