Mooting contest: argue your way to the top for £6,000 of prizes
For law students aiming for a future in advocacy, the acid test lies in the practice of mooting. Arguing over a grey area of the law, drawing on precedent and having the quick-wittedness to respond to challenges from the judges are measures of your ability to tackle the “business end” of the legal process in court. Initially intimidating for many, it soon becomes a thrill for those with the right aptitude. Experience of mooting can give you a good insight into your suitability for advocacy.[…]
How to enter
The Times 2TG Moot, one of the UK’s largest open moot for students, is in its fourth year. It is fought over a number of knockout rounds throughout autumn and winter in Birmingham and London. The final offers the prospect of £6,000 of prizes, plus an accolade that is
likely to enhance applications for pupillage and traineeships.
The competition, which is sponsored by 2 Temple Gardens, is institution-blind, to avoid unconscious bias in the judging process. Participants enter as pairs and represent no one other than themselves. They do not have to attend the same college or even be law students. The only requirement is that they should be registered as students at a UK educational institution at the time of entry.
The preliminary question will be issued on March 31 and entries by skeleton argument and (optionally) YouTube presentation must be received by May 31. You can register for this year’s competition at 2tg.co.uk/the-times-2tg-moot.
This article was originally published in The Times and can be accessed here.