Senior Moot 2020-21

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

The competition takes place over three rounds: First Round, Semi-Final, and Final.  The same moot problem is used for each round.

The event is a sole survivor per moot system.

There are 64 places available.

The aim is to hold the final during the first week of May 2021.  At the Supreme Court, CV-19 restrictions permitting, otherwise via Zoom or equivalent.

The Judge or judges will be members of the judiciary.

 

Timetable

Round 1: will take place during December 2020.  The moot will last one hour and will take place on Zoom or equivalent.  You will not be able to change the time or date of the moot you have been allocated (you can change class times via your Timetabling department if this is necessary).

Skeleton arguments to be exchanged 7 days before the moot.

Round 2: will take place during February 2021.  Again the moot will last one hour and will take place on Zoom or equivalent.  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.  A copy of the rules in full will be sent out with the moot problem.

Round 3 (FINAL). As stated above, the plan is that this will take place in May. 

Skeleton arguments to be exchanged 7 days before the moot.

 

Prizes.

In addition to the intrinsic value of the experience, a prize fund will be available to be divided between those reaching the final. 

 

Application for a place

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

Please identify your email as ‘Senior Moot Application’ in the subject heading.

The application will comprise of:

  1. Your name/City 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 250 words)
  3. Your motivation for applying for the competition (you may detail any previous mooting/public speaking experience). (max 250 words)
  4. Please note that the application will be judged with equal reference to criteria in 1 and 2 above (carrying equal weight).

Applications will be accepted from 9 am on Friday 6 November – 1 pm on Monday 9 November 2020.

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 on Friday 20 November 2020.

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

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