Mooting

Competition 

What is mooting?

Mooting is an advocacy-based competition where teams of two students compete against each other arguing points of law in front of a judge.


A pair of students will act for the Appellants (those appealing an earlier decision) with the other acting on behalf of the Respondents (those maintaining the earlier decision) in the hope of persuading the judge to favour their legal argument. After each team has made submissions, the Lead Appellant is offered a rebuttal before the judge makes their final decision. 
 
Teams are awarded points regarding their presentation and clarity of argument, the use and explanation of authorities, the ability to answer questions and their courtroom manner. The team which scores the highest point is awarded the moot and proceeds to the next round. 

 

Why moot?

Mooting is the key extra-curricular activity for everyone who dreams of becoming a barrister, but also provides invaluable experience for everyone as you will develop skills such as public speaking, research and time management that are essential in all career paths.
 
The Competitions at the UEA Law Society

The Beginners will be anyone from 1st to 4th Year with very little experience in mooting and they will get extra support through workshops and mentoring to be able to reach an advanced level by the end of the competition.
 
The Advanced competitors will be anyone from 2nd to 4th Year with considerable mooting experience or those participants that feel very confident in their advocacy skills. It will be a more challenging competition, testing a wider variety of skills.

Competition Winners & Runners up for 2020

(To be rescheduled due to illness)
Advanced
2020
WINNERS
RUNNERS  UP
Advanced
2020
(To be rescheduled due to illness)
Aimee Magee and Polly Temple
Beginners
2020
WINNERS
RUNNERS  UP
Joel Cooper and Ranulf Gull
Beginners
2020

Mooting Committee

Charles McGregor-Hand 
Head

C.Mcgregor-hand@uea.ac.uk

Ranulf Gull
Advanced

R.Gull@uea.ac.uk

Jess Doran
Beginners

Jessica.Doran@uea.ac.uk

Sophie Grice
Begginners

Sophie.Grice@uea.ac.uk

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