Flying start for law students
Monday 15 December 2008
Students from the School of Legal Studies
fought off tough competition from University of Oxford students in the Oxford University Press (OUP) National Mooting Competition.
The subject of the mock case, or ‘moot’ was Contract Law, specifically focused on damages. The final year undergraduates, Lee Wood and Monica Ikhile, are now through to the second round of the prestigious competition.
Their success follows that of Shabana Shah and Eugene Fadiora, also final year undergraduates, who took on the University of Birmingham in the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR) Annual Mooting competition recently. Their ‘moot’ subject was Criminal Law, specifically theft and burglary. They are also through to the second round of their competition.
Dean of the School of Legal Studies, Brian Mitchell, said: "Our students should be congratulated on not only their progress in these national mooting competitions, but also their ability to combine such extra curricular activity with a very busy final year of their studies."
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.
Picture: School of Legal Studies students Lee Wood and Monica Ikhile in the Court Room at the University after their moot win.
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