Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Oxford Brookes Mooting team through to the National Semi-finals

Friday, 13 May 2016


Many congratulations to the Oxford Brookes mooting team who are now one of the final 4 teams in the ESU- Essex court National Mooting Competition and have a chance to win for the second year running. The Brookes team, James Fennemore and Jonathan Goddard, both of whom are currently studying for the Graduate Diploma in Law, successfully defeated the University of Nottingham in the quarter-finals held last 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 ESU – Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition is one of the longest established national mooting competitions in the UK, with Oxford Brookes the current defending champions. James and Jonathan will now advance to the semi-finals of the prestigious competition, which will be held at Dartmouth House in London on the morning of Wednesday 22 June. The final will also take place that evening in the President's Court at the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand. Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences said:
The School of Law at Oxford Brookes University has a long tradition of success in mooting at a regional and national level. I am very pleased to see this tradition continue in 2016. This is down to the dedication and hard work of our staff and our students. We are very proud of our law students and all that they achieve and we wish them every success in the semi-final! “
To find out more about the ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting competition go to: http://nationalmooting.org/