Mooting Research

Mooting Net has access to research carried out in 1996 into the use and impact of mooting at UK universities. The following are some of the results of that research:

38 responses were received from a total of 60 questionnaires distributed to academics at law faculties in England and Wales.
Questions were answered by all respondents except where indicated.

  1. Are you aware of mooting?
    Yes - 38
    No - 0

  2. What is your involvement with mooting?
    None - 0
    Teach it - 16
    Judge it - 35
    Assist mooters who are having problems - 30
    Provide materials - 15
    Write problems - 29
    Other responses included: Administer arrangements for rooms, lecturers and judges; Teamwork; Moot master / officer; Provide criticism; Conduct rehearsals; Bully students into mooting

  3. How is mooting conducted, if at all, at your institution? (Tick all that apply)
    1 respondent failed to answer this section
    None - 0
    Run by students entirely - 2
    Run by students with staff help - 24
    Run only by staff - 8
    Non-assessed - 12
    Assessed as part of a course - 10
    A course in its own right - 5

  4. If mooting is carried out, which year of the degree does it take place in?
    1st year - 32
    2nd year - 34
    3rd year - 27
    Final year - 12

  5. Is mooting an optional course?
    17 respondents indicated that mooting was an optional course.

  6. Which of the following does your institution use?
    Student judges - 10
    Staff judges - 32
    External judges - 29
    Demonstration moots - 21
    Mooting handouts - 20
    Observer Book of Moots - 27
    Other mooting books - 2
    Observer moot rules - 22
    Internal rules - 11
    Internal competitions - 33
    Inter-varsity competitions - 26
    Lectures/seminars on mooting skills - 16
    Teaching advocacy - 9
    Video recording - 9
    Feedback forms - 11

For full details of the research set out above and further statistics please contact Mooting Net at the address below.


Other research on mooting

Various other pieces of research and seminars have touched upon mooting. These include:

If you know of any other research which involves mooting, please let us know at the address below.

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