Award for student moot team

The Wolverhampton Moot Team came third out of 64 teams in the contest, organised by the National Student Law Society (NSLS).

But their enthusiasm and passion so impressed that they are also being awarded the Spirit of the NSLS Award at this year’s moot final to be held at the Supreme Court on Wednesday April 16.

This award is for the outstanding performance of the Wolverhampton team throughout all rounds of the competition.

Laura Allsop, of NSLS, said: “Having met the Wolverhampton team at our workshops they were an absolute delight to work with and feel that they deserve recognition for their achievements this year.”

Margaret Walsh, Head of Department for Law, said: “We are extremely proud of our students and were very pleased to hear that their well-deserved efforts have been recognised.”

The Wolverhampton team will be presented with a trophy at the final next week and have also been invited to attend a tour of the Supreme Court. Two teams compete in a moot by arguing a fictitious legal case in front of a Judge. The case, or ‘moot problem’, concerns various contentious legal issues and points of law. It is then up to the two teams, the Respondents and the Appellants, to present their side of the case to the Judge.

ENDS

For more information please contact Emma Pugh in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

Date issued: Tuesday 15 April 2014

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