Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Winners of internal Law mooting competition announced

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Richard Ramsey mooting final

Four Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) students spent an afternoon mooting a fictional law case as part of the Richard Ramsey Mooting competition (13 December).

The Richard Ramsey moot is an internal competition held for our postgraduate law students. It enables the students to gain experience of court room advocacy, and to compete for the opportunity to represent the University in wider national competitions.

The winning duo were Lucie Spence and Alice Aubrey-Fletcher, who narrowly defeated Roxy Lackschewitz-Martin and Carola Binney. The judge for the final was QC Richard Benson, who has a long-standing tradition of judging Brookes mooting competitions.

Richard commented: “This final and the present mooting competition has demonstrated that this has been an exceptionally good year in the mooting history of Oxford Brookes University. I’ve had the pleasure and the privilege of awarding the highest marks I’ve ever awarded in a mooting competition because all the advocates that have appeared before me have been of the highest possible order, and I have been continually impressed. Every time I’ve done one of these judgings, I walk away thinking, how can it get any better? And somehow it does.”

As in previous years, both teams now go on to represent the university in national mooting competitions. Lucie and Alice will now go on represent the university in the ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition, while Roxy and Carola will represent the university in the Inner Temple Inter Varsity Mooting Competition.

As part of its range of extra-curricular activities that promote graduate employability, all students on academic law programmes in the School of Law have the opportunity to participate in a range of internal mooting events. Oxford Brookes students have had considerable success in mooting competitions in the past.

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