Law students successfully defeat University of Oxford in latest mooting match

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Oxford Inter Varsity Mooting 2017

Two Oxford Brookes University Law students successfully defeated the University of Oxford in the Oxford Inter-Varsity Moot Challenge.

Alfred Artley and Louise Verroken-Jones who are studying the Graduate Diploma in Law at Oxford Brookes School of Law took part in the competition on Monday 15 May 2017 at the Moot Court in Headington Hill Hall.

Marc Howe Principal Lecturer in Law at Oxford Brookes University said: “School of Law mooting teams have had great success in recent years, and it is very exciting to see this year’s teams reaching the same high standards.

Alfred and Louise performed to the very highest standard in defeating a strong University of Oxford team, which included the winner of the Oxford University Inter-College Mooting Competition, and they are now looking ahead to starting the Bar Professional Training Course in September.

Marc Howe, Principal Lecturer in Law, Oxford Brookes University

“Alfred and Louise performed to the very highest standard in defeating a strong University of Oxford team, which included the winner of the Oxford University Inter-College Mooting Competition, and they are now looking ahead to starting the Bar Professional Training Course in September.”

Mooting is a traditional method through which law students are introduced to practical experience of courtroom advocacy. Students taking part have to work through a fictional legal problem as though they were in a real court against opposition. The team which makes the best case or argument wins the competition. 

All students on academic law programmes in the School of Law at Oxford Brookes University have the opportunity to participate in mooting competitions, both inside and outside of the University. 

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

Picture: (left to right) Ramganesh Lakshman and Thomas Pausey (University of Oxford), Richard Benson QC (Judge), Alfred Artley and Louise Verroken-Jones (Oxford Brookes University).