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Snape & Watt: How to Moot 2e

Mooting competitions

All quotations are taken from the website associated with the competition

The OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition

"In addition to the substantial prize money on offer, the winners of the competition each year have the chance to get involved with BPP's exciting pro bono programme, giving them a tour of BPP's Pro Bono Centre and an opportunity to participate in pro bono projects resulting in valuable hands on practical experience."

Contact: mooting.uk@oup.com

Welsh National Mooting Competition

A mooting competition between four universities in Wales.

Contact: welshmootingcompetition@hotmail.com

Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Moot Competition

"This prestigious mooting competition has been in existence for over ten years and each year to goes from strength to strength.  Universities and Law providers from all over the UK have competed to develop their mooting skills and to win fantastic prizes. Organised by the Inner Temple Mooting Society on behalf of the Inner Temple this competition is a great opportunity to practise advocacy in the beautiful surroundings of one of the country's oldest legal institutions."

Contact: innertemplemooting@gmail.com

The UK Environmental Law Association mooting competition

Two mooting competitions for university students, trainee barristers and trainee lawyers are held each year, the 'Lord Slynn of Hadley Mooting Trophy Competition' and the 'UKELA Student Prize Moot'.

ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition

This competition is "the largest and oldest of its kind in the country, receiving entries from teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Founded in 1972 as the Observer Moot, it has a tradition of attracting the very best legal brains as its judges and producing the next generation of them from its competitors".

Contact: centre@esu.org

THE WEEKLY LAW REPORTS Mooting Competition

A moot competition hosted and run by The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales.

According to the website:
"The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales (The ICLR) is a registered charity set up in 1865 by the legal profession for the legal profession. The majority of our reporters are barristers although we do have a growing number of solicitors who have joined us in the past couple of years. Our reporters are required to be present in court for every case they report and the reports are subsequently sent to the judges concerned prior to publication. Wherever possible The Law Reports should be cited in preference to other reports, as they are the most authoritative and the official reports to the courts".

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

"Now in its 51st year, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.

"Thousands of law students from around the world will work all year long on this season's Jessup Problem, which will address the right to self determination and the lawfulness of measures taken to protect the economic resources of a state. Most students must first compete in national and regional competitions (mostly held in January-March) to earn the right to advance to the White & Case International Rounds held every spring in Washington, D.C."

The ELSA Moot Court Competition

"The ELSA Moot Court Competition (EMC²) is a simulated hearing in the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement system organiszed annualy by The European Law Students' Association, ELSA and open to teams from all over the world. Competitor teams represent both the Complainant and Respondent parties to the Case by presenting oral submissions in front of a Panel. EMC² Panels consist of WTO law experts and are referred to as Panellist. The Competition provides students with the opportunity to put theory into practice, thereby complimenting their formal legal education."

Contact: info@elsamootcourt.org

The European Law Moot Court Competition

"The European Law Moot Court Competition is a traditional moot - i.e. simulated court - competition, in which teams of students prepare written pleadings with respect to a problem of European law and present their arguments in oral proceedings before the Court of Justice ("the Court of Justice"). The Case is set each year under the auspices of the European Law Moot Court Society ("the Society"). The Competition takes place annually and is bi-lingual, French and English being the official languages."

Vis Arbitral Moot

"The goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes through its application to a concrete problem of a client and to train law leaders of tomorrow in methods of alternative dispute resolution."

For the version in the "East" see http://www.cisgmoot.org/

National Law School International Arbitration Moot Court Competition

Contact: mcs@nls.ac.in

The London Universities Mooting Shield (LUMS)

LUMS is an annual mooting league competition, featuring teams of undergraduate Law students from London's Universities