Excellence in Advocacy

The OUP and ICCA National Mooting Competition

The pursuit of excellence in advocacy is central to the Inns of Court College of Advocacy’s functions, so we are delighted to be partnering with Oxford University Press for the prestigious OUP & ICCA National Mooting Competition.

Why Moot?
Mooting can enhance students’ understanding of the law, as well as analytical and advocacy skills.
Although it can be nerve-wracking, mooting is intellectually rewarding and can be used to demonstrate a keen interest in advocacy on a CV.
Experienced criminal barrister, Nathan Rasiah, and the 2017 OUP National Mooting Competition winner, Conor Lockhart, explain the importance of getting involved in mooting.

The 2018 Competition
The ICCA is delighted to announce that Lady Justice Hallett, vice-president of the criminal division of the Court of Appeal, will be judging the 2018 mooting final to be held on Thursday 28 June at Inner Temple. Further details of the competition can be accessed from the OUP website.
We are pleased to offer the winners of the 2018 National Mooting Competition one day of marshalling at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (the Old Bailey). Marshalling provides a valuable opportunity to observe the workings of the court from an entirely different perspective; the Judge’s! HHJ Anthony Leonard QC has kindly offered the winners the opportunity to sit with him or a colleague in court where they will have the chance to gain a real insight into how judges consider and manage cases.

Preparing to Moot
Lady Justice Hallett and Conor Lockhart have kindly put together some tips for those of you currently taking part in the competition:

Get in touch
Further details on the competition can be found on the OUP website by clicking here; this includes details on the competition progress, the moot problem and details for exchanging as well as essential resources for mooters and the mooting problem archive.


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Get tweeting about the competition and follow its progress by using the hashtag #mootcomp18

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