This is the first instance of what will be an annual competition aiming to give City students the opportunity to gain mooting experience and to learn about the varied field of animal law. The competition is run jointly by City’s Animal Law Society and Law Society, and is supported by the UK Centre for Animal Law, the UK’s foremost animal law charity. It is named after Cecilia, the chimpanzee whose legal personhood and fundamental rights were recognised, in a world first, by an Argentinian court in 2016.
All students are invited to compete in the moot. Please send an email to Sam at the address below with your name and course by Sunday 27 January 2019 in order to register. Students will compete in pairs, and may register either as a pair, in which case please include the full details of both competitors in your email, or alone, in which case the organisers will create pairs from single applicants. After this date, the problem and further details for the first round will be released to competitors, who will be invited to prepare a skeleton argument and oral submissions. The number of rounds will depend on the number of entrants.
The Societies are excited to launch this new project and would like to encourage all students to apply regardless of their level of experience. Please do not hesitate to send an email to the address below with any questions about the competition.