Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Oxford Brookes Mooting Team in National Quarter Final

Friday, 29 April 2016


Students from the School of Law will be taking on the University of Nottingham in the quarter finals of the ESU/Essex Court National Mooting Competition next week. Mooting is the traditional method through which law students are introduced to practical experience of courtroom advocacy. They compete against an opposing counsel and before a judge, making it a valuable training exercise for aspiring barristers. The upcoming moot follows a trail of successes for the Oxford Brookes team, James Fennemore and Jonathan Goddard, both of whom are currently studying for the Graduate Diploma in Law. James and Jonathan have progressed to the quarter finals after successfully defeating Birmingham City University in the third round of the competition in March this year, after earlier successes versus the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Buckingham. Speaking about the upcoming moot, Principal Lecturer Marc Howe said
"Oxford Brookes are the defending champions of this highly prestigious national mooting competition, and we wish Jonathan and James the very best of luck in their quarter final"
The moot will take place in the prestigious Headington Hill Hall Moot Court at 1.30pm on Friday 6 May.