Mooters will have seven minutes to present their submissions in the early rounds and 10 minutes in the semi final and final; hence the name speed mooting. This places huge emphasis on succinct, powerful arguments and avoiding verbosity. Throughout the day participants will be asked to present the case for either the Appellant or the Respondent and this will vary for participants from round to round. Judgments will be given at the end of each moot and some judges may even give feedback, which will allow participants to hone their advocacy skills throughout the day.
The day starts at 9 am and will be finished by 6pm, although will likely finish before this. If you are eliminated at any stage during the day, you are free to leave. If you are eliminated, you are more than welcome to stay for the additional features in the. afternoon and/or to watch the final.
Other Features on the Day
There will be a Q&A session with lawyers of varying degrees of experience that can provide advice on applications, interviews and life in practice. There will also be a mock trial with practising lawyers acting as the advocates. This will allow you to pick up useful tips on court advocacy.
Lunch, teas and coffees will be provided on the day.
The winner will receive an iPad. The runner up will receive a £75.00 Amazon voucher.
The fee for entry to the competition is £35.00. The entry fee is non-refundable.