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- European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
- a team of students from City University London has won this international competition, beating teams from around the world at
the final at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. They win a month long traineeship at the Court.
The winning team was Ali Nihat, Niall Coghlan and Howard Leithead, who are studying the Bar Professional
at City University London and Anna Dannreuther of the University of Law.
International Law Moot Court Competition
- Inner Temple won the national round of this prestiguous
competition - a team consisting of Gus Baker, Hannah Gibbs, David Green
and Natasha Jackson, coached by Sajid Suleman won
the contest, with David Green awarded Best Oralist.
and BPP National Mooting Competition
- Chris Canning and Nick Lee, GDL students from Manchester Metropolitan
the final of the 2012-2013 Oxford
University Press and BPP
National Mooting Competition.
and Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition
- Astina Au and Jia Jun Toh, the team from University
College London, were presented
with the Silver Mace and £1,000 each, as winners of this
year’s ESU - Essex Court Chambers National Mooting
Competition, held on the 27th June.
It is the second time that UCL has won the competition; the first was
in the competition’s inaugural year of 1972.
The final, held in President’s Court of the Royal Courts of
Justice, saw the UCL pair do battle with Eleanor Rowan and Justine
Allan of Liverpool John Moores
University, arguing the
fictitious legal appeal case, “ChemBuild Refineries Ltd v
IndoPet Explorations Ltd”.
The two runners up were presented with the Scarman Shield and
The final was judged this year by a panel chaired by Lord Collins of
Results 2011-12 mooting
2012 FDI Moot
(Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot) is looking
for participants. The orals (4 preliminary round hearings, quarters,
semis, final and 3rd place matches for teams that advance) will be held
in Boston, 2-4 November 2012 at Suffolk University School of Law. The
FDI Moot involves a hypothetical case in connection with an investment
by a private investor in a host state outside the US. This year's case
involves ICSID annulment proceedings. You can find more information
about the 2012 competition and details
of how to register here.
Results 2010-11 mooting
Results 2009-10 mooting
2008-9 mooting season
2007-8 mooting season
International Arbitration Moot -
The National Law School of India University, Bangalore run this
The first edition of the moot was a success with over 30 Indian and
international teams participating. The competition was judged by
leading Indian Supreme Court and High Court judges and advocates, as
well as international arbitration experts.
The second edition of the moot will be held from 10th to 12th April
2009 in Bangalore, India and will be focused on the area of Bilateral
Investment Treaty Arbitration. International teams are invited, and the
moot problem and further details are available on the university
National Mooting Competition - A
new inter-varsity competition has been launched in 2009 in Wales. Teams
from Cardiff Law School, the University of Glamorgan’s Law
School, Swansea University Law School, and the Department of Law and
Criminology at Aberystwyth University took part in a competition
sponsored by LexisNexis.
The 2009 final was held at Aberystwyth University on Wednesday 25
March, and judged by Mr Carwyn Jones, Counsel General and Leader of the
House, and Minister for Assembly Business and Communications at the
National Assembly of Wales.
2006-7 mooting season
and BPP National Mooting Competition
- entry for the OUP / BPP competition closes on 12 October.
The final of the OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition 2007-2008
will take place at BPP Holborn on the evening of Monday 30 June 2008.
Total prize money of £2,200 is on offer.
8 months of intense competition the final four teams, out of a record
breaking starting line-up of 61, are:
City University, the University of Reading, Birmingham City University,
and the University of Cambridge.
judge will be His Honour Judge Gratwicke of Chelmsford Crown Court. HHJ
Gratwicke presided over the final in 2006-2007.
University Mooting Shield - University
College London came out on top
in the final of the London University Mooting
Shield, held on 22 April 2008. The mooting problem related to noisy
neighbours. UCL narrowly beat Kings
College London in the final.
National Mooting Competition -
James Chapman and Andrew Hilland of Oxford
University won the 2007 final
of the OUP competition, which was hosted on Thursday 5th July by BPP at
their Law School in London (Holborn) in a mock court room. In addition
to the prize money on offer, the winners of the competition were given
a tour of BPP’s Pro Bono Centre and the opportunity to
participate in pro bono projects. More details are available on the OUP
2005-6 mooting season
- Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition
Mary, University of London has
won the 2006 ESU - Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition.
Queen Mary has now won the competition four times in its history but
the last time was 25 years ago in 1981.
Poopalasingam beat off Will Dobson and Peter Littleton representing University
of Birmingham in the exciting
evening final, which was held in the President’s Court of the
Royal Courts of Justice on 29 June.
The competition was
judged by a panel
of Mr Anthony Diamond QC, Bernard Eder QC, and Geraldine Andrews QC
– all members of Essex Court Chambers.
(pictured below) received
a silver Mace and a prize of £1,000 each. Queen Mary received
a donation of £1,000. The runners up received
“The Scarman Shield”, £750 each and
the University of Birmingham received £500. The four
finalists will also be offered a mini-pupillage at Essex Court.
National Mooting Competition
The ninth OUP
Competition Final was held at Oxford University Press on 30 June. John
Hardy of 3 Raymond Buildings judged the competition.
The winning team
University (Edward Hetherington
and Kara Loraine) presented a strong case for the respondents, and
share the first prize of £1,500.
The judge could not
between the other three teams, as the standard was so similar he
thought it fair they share the runner's up prize between them. The
three other teams in the final were:
48 teams entered the
universities throughout the UK. More information on the OUP competition
is available here.
/ Weekly Law Reports
fifth annual ICLR Weekly Law Reports Mooting Competition at The Law
Society was won by Corpus
Christi College, Cambridge. The
final with the University of
Derby was fiercely contested,
with the judge Derek French commenting on the exceptionally high
standards of argument and presentation that both teams displayed on the
night. MootingNet went along and watched what was an exceptionally well
argued moot on the issues of offer, acceptance and economic duress.
mooters Alvin Cheung and Rebecca Drake got their names on the
prestigious winners shield, narrowly beating runners up Vicky Eynon and
Pauline Walker in the final round. 32 teams
took part in this year's competition.
are the winners and runners up accepting their prizes:
enter the 2006/7 ICLR Weekly Law Reports Mooting Competition, or for
sponsorship for an internal competition email DanC@iclr.co.uk.
Universities Mooting Competition
final of the Midland Universities Mooting Competition took place on 4th
April and was judged by Sir John Mummery.
winners were the team from Reading
University (James Harrison
& Caroline Cabral), who narrowly beat off competition from Birkbeck
in the final. The competition was sponsored by Lexis Nexis and ICLR.
university competition results
University Mooting Competition -
The winners of the internal Glamorgan University Mooting Competition in
April 2006 were Richard Main and Christohper James Thomas, with the
runners up being Sally Taylor and Sian Harris.
picture below shows from left to right, Sian Harris, Sally Taylor,
Professor Gerwyn Griffiths (the judge), Christopher James Thomas and
v Oxford Brookes Intervarsity Mooting Competition
- an Oxford team of Timothy Killen and Heather Sargent, second year law
students from Hertford, have won the Final of this year’s
Oxford v Oxford Brookes Intervarsity Mooting Competition. The final on
9th June was judged by the Rt Hon Lord Scott of Foscote.
In front of a packed room of spectators in St. Anne’s
College, they mooted against fierce competition from David Thomas and
Matthew Peters, also 2nd year law students from Exeter College.
Tim and Heather were presented with a cheque for £150. David
and Matthew shared a runners up cheque for £80.
Montfort University's internal
mooting competition took place on 3rd April and was judged by Professor
winners were Michael Nkrumah and Phillip Price, who will be jointly
awarded the Leicestershire Law Society Mooting Cup, sponsored by New
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