Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Undergraduate mooting successes for the School of Law

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Law UG mooting finalists 2016

On the 22 November, Oxford Brookes hosted the Richard Ramsey mooting competition in their specially designed moot court in Headington Hill Hall.

The moot was the first all-women’s final to be hosted by the School of Law and was won by first-year LLB team Becca Prodger and Anna Maria Szalay.

The Law school were especially pleased to welcome back three GDL alumni to act as members of the bench. William Skjøtt, Oscar Schonfeld and Dr Andrew Brown all graduated from Oxford Brookes in 2013 and are now practising barristers.

Andrew Kopkin, undergraduate mooting coach commented:

“On Tuesday, 22ndNovember, we had a 'historic' final, I say 'historic' for three 'first time'reasons:  It was an all-women’s final; afirst year team won; and also we had an appellate bench of three justices -comprised of three of our stellar GDL 2013 graduates who now have tenancies andare thus practising barristers. It was also especially pleasing to see the MootCourt so full, as many students came along to support the event.”

In addition, two LLB students, CJ Navarro and Laura Dunning, represented Oxford Brookes in the first round of the OUP/BPP national mooting competition against Birbeck. Unfortunately they were not victorious, however they were highly commended for their performance and well-structured arguments.

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. For more information on mooting see our specially designed mooting pages.