Internal Competitions

What We Have on Offer

Every year the Law Society holds:

  • The Junior Mooting Competition for first year students. This competition runs for the duration of the academic year (until summer exams), and the finals are held in the first few weeks of the following academic year. Topics include: Contract law, Tort law, Constitutional and Administrative law.
  • The Senior Mooting Competition for second and third year students. This competition runs throughout the year and finals take place before the Easter break. Topics include: Criminal law, Land law, EU law, Contract law, Tort law and Constitutional and Administrative law.
  • The Mooting Championships for all students. This competition runs for the duration of the year and uses cumulative scoring until semi-finals to ensure that our mooters gain as much experience as possible. Topics include: Contract law, Tort law, Constitutional and Administrative law.
  • Speed Mooting for all students, which will take place over a few days at the start of Semester One. This is an excellent opportunity to try mooting for the first time or to refresh and refine your technique. 
  • The Constitutional Law and Human Rights Moot for all students, held in collaboration with other Law Societies, which will take place in Semester Two.


Workshops

Mooting workshops will be held throughout the academic year where students and staff are able to share tips on presenting and arguing a case, preparing a skeleton argument, structuring your argument, and present another chance to network with your peer group.

  • Mooting Showcase: Ken Edwards LT 2 – Mon, 10 Oct at 6pm (A mini-moot presented by some of our top mooters, followed by a short talk on how to moot successfully)
  • Speed Mooting Finals: Council Chambers – Thu, 13 Oct at 6pm (Speed mooting finalists judged by 3 barristers from KCH Garden Square Chambers)
  • BPP’s ‘Learn to Moot’ Workshop: Bennett Ground Floor, Geology Dept LT 10 – Wed, Oct 19 at 2pm (Come and learn eight steps from BPP on how to communicate, structure a legal argument and engage with a judge effectively in court)
  • Junior Mooting Finals: Charles Wilson Second Floor, LT Belvoir City Lounge – Thu, Oct 20 at 6pm (Come watch our Speed Mooting finalists from the last academic year battle it out in the courtroom!)

 

Important Dates

  • Speed Mooting competitions: Online sign ups on Mon, 10 Oct from 9am to 10pm.
  • Junior Mooting Competition: Sign ups at the Law Society Office on Mon, 24 Oct at 1.15pm
  • Championship Mooting Competition: Sign ups at the Law Society Office on Tue, 25 Oct at 11.15am
  • Senior Mooting Competition: Sign ups at the Law Society Office on Mon, 24 Oct at 4.15pm
  • Human Rights and Constitutional Moot competition: Applications is now open for the competition! Please follow the rules below to find out more about how to register for the competition. All submissions must be made by midnight Wednesday, 1st February 2017

Important Documents

Rules: HRCM rules.doc

Moot Problem : HRCM Moot Problem. doc

 

 

 

 
For more information, please contact our Master and Mistress of the Moots, Derrick Tan (dwxt1@student.le.ac.uk) and Tabitha Brown (tmib1@student.le.ac.uk).