Legal eagles reach national mooting semi-final
Two budding legal eagles from the University of Wolverhampton are celebrating after arguing their way to the semi-finals of a national law competition.
Law students Natassia Smith and Paige Baker have reached the semi-final of the Oxford University Press national mooting contest.
Natassia, and Paige, both from Stourbridge, are both final year LLB (Hons) students who started to participate in mooting competitions in their second year.
The University of Wolverhampton Law School students will compete against Nottingham University later this month.
Margaret Walsh, Head of Academic Legal Studies, said: “We are incredibly proud of Natassia and Paige’s success in this prestigious national mooting competition.
“In the latest stage of the competition, they successfully argued a case focused on criminal damage and whether this amounted to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights.”
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.
Pic (l-r) Natassia Smith and Paige Baker
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Date Issued: Thursday, 11 April 2019
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