Mooting news and competition results

News archives - 2004 - 2005 season

Here's what was hitting the mooting headlines in 2004-2005:

News and announcements:

  • Making it sound easy - a new mooting book is out from the authors of the Cavendish Guide to Mooting - find out more here.

  • You're on camera - City University have created the excellent LawBore site with a beginner's video mooting guide.

  • ESU - Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition

    City University won this yearís ESU - Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition. Elizabeth Prochaska and Benedict Rodgers were the winning team, beating Katherine Hallett and Jeremy Lightfoot of the University of Oxford into second place.

    The final was held in the Lord Chief Justiceís Court of the Royal Courts of Justice on 22 June, and was judged by the Hon Mr Justice Lawrence Collins together with Jeffrey Gruder QC and Professor Robert Stevens from Essex Court Chambers.

  • OUP National Mooting Competition

    The OUP National Mooting Competition final was held at Oxford University Press on 8 July 2005 and was judged by Richard Ramsey, law lecturer at Oxford Brookes University.

    45 universities entered this yearís competition, the eighth annual OUP contest, with the University of Newcastle upon Tyne coming out on top. Christopher Grout and Clare Ellis represented Newcastle. Kingís College London (Jack Macauley and Marcus Stark) were a close runner-up.

    The other finalists were the University of Manchester (Nasstassia Hylton and Clare Johnson); the University of Central England (Tom Scoville and Robert Rooney); Sheffield Hallam University (Jeremy Smith and David Jones); and Southampton University (Richard Clarke and Carlo Coccaro).

  • ICLR / Weekly Law Reports

    Following a well-contested and fiercely competitive final, the team from Christ's College Cambridge just edged out a team from Lincoln University to claim the Annual ICLR Mooting Competition winnerís shield. This yearís judge for the final was The Honourable Mr Justice Tomlinson and he remarked that deciding the winner of the final had been an extremely difficult task.

    Winning appellants Chris Wood and David Lowe actually lost their case but their skills of argument and public speaking gave them the edge over runners up Jessica Mack and Emily Marshall.

    The aim of the competition is to encourage all law students to try their advocacy skills at mooting, not just those students with aspirations to be called to the bar. The ICLR's competition is now in its fourth year, and is open to undergraduate law students or CPE students. Justis and The Law Society sponsored the 2004/5 competition.

    If you would like to enter a team or sponsor the competition then please contact Dan Collacott on 020 7242 6471, email, or use the online entry form here.

  • Midland Universities Mooting Competition

    Sheffield Hallam University beat Nottingham University to win the 2005 Midland Universities Mooting Competition. The final was held at De Montfort University in Leicester, on 25 April.

  • De Montfort internal mooting competition

    The final of De Montfort University's internal mooting competition took place on 18 July and was judged by Professor Richard Card (an author of Card, Cross and Jones; Criminal Law). The winners were Michael Nkrumah (2nd Year student) and Chris James (Finalist) who were jointly awarded the Leciestershire Law Society Cup.

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