The City Law School's students prepare for the Senior Moot 2015
The City Law School's students are preparing for the Senior Moot 2015, now one of the most prestigious and valuable moots in the world.
Savills, one of the world's largest real estate firms and providers of property expertise, is sponsoring this eagerly anticipated competition for budding advocates which opens on the Moodle Moot Module at 1pm, on Thursday, 18th December.
Following from its success last year, The City Law School is delighted to announce that hearings in Round One of the Senior Moot 2015 will take place in the week commencing January 19th.
Observers and visitors to the initial rounds are welcome, subject to numbers.
The Senior Moot 2015 is open to approximately 800 postgraduates on the School's professional programmes. All students on City's BPTC, GDL, LPC and GE LLB courses are eligible to enter and attempt to secure one of the places.
In view of the anticipated quality of the 2015 competition, there has been an increase in the value of the prizes on offer.The overall prize pot now stands at £3,000 to be divided unequally between Finalists. The first prize winner will be awarded £1,650. The Mooting problem will be available to be downloaded at sign-in on Thursday, 18th December, at 1pm GMT.
The Senior Moot this year will begin with a Round One consisting of 16 moots, each judged by a tutor on the Bar Professional Training Course. The applications process for guaranteed Prestige Place pre-entry into the Moot has produced an extraordinary array of competitive talent.
Prestige Places on Round One of the competition have been awarded to Chloe Bell, Daniel Black, Iwona Boesche, Mathias Cheung, Jodie Drummond, Harihara Gomathinayagam, David Green, Martin Horne, Thomas Jones, Zachary Kell, Michael Levenstein, James Mallon, Guy Oliff-Cooper, Richard Wayman. Two further Prestige Places are reserved to Emily Allbon as rewards for students in mooting on the Academic Programmes.
The Prestige Place students represent outstanding talent and there will be one Prestige Place seeded into every Round One match. Collectively, the Prestige Places show winners of major international and national competitions. Many are multiple championship winners. They include international moot problem setters and coaches of elite teams.
All of the remaining places will be available via the Moot Module on a first-come, first-served entry placement and will operate simultaneously across the eligible programmes. The City Law School encourages all interested students to be ready at the time of opening to try for one of these highly sought-after moot competition places. It should be a wonderful competitive display, culminating in the Finals on 7 May at the London West End headquarters of Savills.
The distinguished Finals Judges are Professor Jeremy Horder of the London School of Economics and Professor Peter Hungerford-Welch of The City Law School. This should bring back fond memories: 32 years ago they were the winning moot team for the national Observer Trophy.
Joanne Moss, Moot Director at The City Law School, said:
"We hope that over time, our aesthetically pleasing trophies will be one in the hands of some of the finest lawyers and advocates of each generation. For heritage reasons we have started a Senior Moot photo album to record the Finalists in every year of the competition. One day perhaps, the grandchildren of the group of annual finalists will be able to look back on these now young enthusiastic students! We welcome back all of our alumni (whether they have mooted or not) to share their wisdom with us about ways that the practitioner and judicial worlds have evolved and continue to change."