Cardiff University Law Society works closely with the Law School to arrange the internal mooting competitions, and entering students into external competitions.
Every year, there are two internal competitions: one for 2nd year students, and one for 3rd year/GDL students. There are also several external competitions which will be open to students. The application process for external competitions will involve sending a CV and a short paragraph outlining why you should be picked to represent Cardiff, to the mooting officer.
Before a moot, competitors will be sorted into teams of two. Both members of a team will work together as Senior Counsel and Junior Counsel, to research the law and develop their arguments based on a point of law given in a scenario. These arguments will be outlined in their skeleton argument. Counsel on both teams will then make their arguments to the judge in a mock trial, who will intervene with any questions he/she may have.
This is therefore a great opportunity to improve analytical skills, research skills, and public speaking skills, all of which are essential for a career in law and many non-law careers. In addition, judicial interventions will test your ability to think quickly, while being put under some pressure, a skill which is essential for interviews, and in most legal careers. We will also be running events to prepare students for moot trials, and to improve students’ advocacy skills.
Mahnam Khan is our Mooting Officer for 2019/20. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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