Senior Moot launch

The Senior Moot is a mooting competition open to all students on the post-graduate courses: BPTC/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 final will be held at the Supreme Court during the first week of May 2020.

The Judges will be senior members of the judiciary.

 

Timetable

Round 1: will take place during the first two weeks of December 2019.  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 first two weeks of February 2020. 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 May at the Supreme Court.

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. 

 

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

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.

Applications will be accepted from 9 am on Friday 8 November – 8 pm on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

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 the following week.

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, your classes can be re-arranged if necessary (by contacting the GIP reception).

Lynne

 

Lynne Townley

Deputy Moot Director

City Law School

 

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