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Excitement builds for Senior Moot 2016 Finals

Matthew Collins, Esther Drabkin-Reiter, Ronan Magee and Matthew Mills, winners of four Semi-Finals, will vie for the coveted First Prize.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

Following victories in four gruelling Semi-Finals, Matthew Collins, Esther Drabkin-Reiter, Ronan Magee and Matthew Mills, will proceed to the Finals of the City Law School’s Senior Moot 2016 Finals which take place at Court Two of the UK Supreme Court in Central London on 5th May at 5pm.

Hugh MercerThe tournament, the premier postgraduate mooting competition of The City Law School, is generously sponsored by award-winning Falcon Chambers, Barristers and Arbitrators specialising in real estate.

Anyone reaching the Finals is guaranteed a reward from the record £5,000 prize pot where the First Prize is £2,000.

The competition will be judged by distinguished EU and Conflict of Laws barrister, Hugh Mercer QC of Essex Court Chambers, and Professor Catherine Barnard, internationally renowned Professor of European Union Law at the University of Cambridge. The moot topic is a combination of Conflict of Laws and EU Law.

Professor Barnard said:
Catherine Barnard
“Mooting gives students an opportunity to show their skills to their best professional level. The competitive element prepares them for the tough legal arguments they will encounter in practice. It will be a pleasure to see them in action inside the Supreme Court forum.”

Student interest in the Senior Moot 2016 has been enormous, and the standard, which included some entrants via the Prestige Places scheme, was extremely high, even in Round One.

Definition
Conflict of Laws

Conflict of Laws is a set of rules of procedural law which determine the legal system and the law of jurisdiction applying to a given legal dispute. In civil law, lawyers and legal scholars refer to conflict of laws as private international law. They typically apply when a legal dispute has a “foreign” element

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