Constance Gillespie, Alessio Campagnino, Nick Leah, and Alicia Lawson take top spots in the annual City Law School mooting competition.

By Mr John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer), Published

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Constance Gillespie, Alessio Campagnino, Nick Leah and Alicia Lawson took the four top spots in the City Law School’s 2021 Senior Moot Final.

The moot problem was about criminal liability for war crimes and state torture.

Retired judge Anthony Ostrin officiated as Mooting Judge, while City Law School educators Emily Allbon, Lynne Townley and Simone Start, organised and facilitated this year's competition.

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Moot Coordinator Lynne Townley said:

"The Senior Moot attracted a record number of entries this year, with over 130 applicants for the first round's 64 places. It provided our students with a much needed mooting and public speaking experience which was less on offer elsewhere due to pandemic-related restrictions.”

610712She added that competition took place online “in what turned out to be a very successful pilot for an online mooting hub that I am developing with LEaD to be City's platform for the competition in the future.”

“The finalists beat stiff competition to get to the final and I commend them all for their levels of professionalism displayed throughout the competition. I would also like to thank my colleagues who annually volunteer to judge the earlier rounds of the moot - without them it simply couldn't happen.”

610710 Mooting Judge Ostrin noted that the finalists were all of a very high standard, and said, "back when I was a solicitor in practice, I would have happily instructed any of them".

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