Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Postgraduate mooting successes for the School of Law

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

GDL mooting final

On 2 December two Oxford Brookes mooting teams went head to head in the final of the Graduate Diploma in Law internal mooting competition.

Postgraduate law students, Louise Verroken-Jones and Harry Powney, narrowly defeated Henry Hawkesworth and Jasmine Theilgaard. The moot was judged by Richard Benson QC and took place in the Headington Hill Hall moot court.

As in previous years, both teams now go on to represent the university in national mooting competitions.

The runners up, Henry and Jasmine, are representing the university in the ESU/Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition, and beat the University of Warwick in the first round on 7 December. They now go through to the second round which will take place in February 2017.

The winners, Louise and Harry will represent the university in the Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Mooting championship in January 2017.

Marc Howe, Principal Lecturer in Law, commented:

"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.”

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, and the Law School has performed consistently well at both national and international level in the past.

Pictured (left to right): Henry Hawkesworth,Jasmine Theilgaard, Richard Benson QC, Louise Verroken-Jones and Harry Powney