Law students’ mooting success continues

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Mooting

Students from Oxford Brookes University’s School of Law successfully defeated the University of Buckingham in a National mooting competition last week.

The moot took place in the moot court in Headington Hill Hall at Oxford Bookes and was the first round of the prestigious ESU / Essex Court National Mooting Competition.

In 2015 the School of Law had its most successful mooting year ever, and it is wonderful to see the Brookes tradition of mooting success being continued by this year’s teams.

Marc Howe, Principal Lecturer in Law and University Teaching Fellow

The competition was judged by Richard Benson QC of Cornwall Street Chambers and won by students James Fennemore and Jonathan Goddard who now progress to the second round of the competition.

Marc Howe, Principal Lecturer in Law and University Teaching Fellow said: “In 2015 the School of Law had its most successful mooting year ever, and it is wonderful to see the Brookes tradition of mooting success being continued by this year’s teams.”

Last year, Oxford Brookes law students Nicole Kapu and Duncan Graves won the ESU/Essex Court National Mooting Competition and went on to face the winners of the Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition in the Magna Carta Moot in October, who unprecedentedly, were also Brookes Law students.

Mooting is the traditional method through which law students are introduced to practical experience of courtroom advocacy. All students on academic law programmes in the School of Law have the opportunity to participate in internal mooting competitions, with the winners representing Brookes in national mooting competitions. In recent years, Brookes students have had considerable success in national mooting competitions. 

More information about studying at Law at Oxford Brookes University can be found on the School of Law webpages.