17th February 2005




Two students from the Lincoln Law Society will travel to London for the semi-finals of the Weekly Law Report mooting competition later this month, hoping to build on the university’s unbeaten record of six moots in national competitions this year.


The students competing in ‘mooting’ - mock courtroom trials between teams of student lawyers who argue points of law in front of a judge – have chalked up a record number of wins.


Mooting is practised by all Law students at the university as part of their first-year studies in the degree’s legal skills unit, with those demonstrating particular skill or interest having the opportunity to compete as a representative of the university.


The university’s mooting teams, a collection of Law students in their first and second year of study, have so far beaten the College of Law in York and the universities of Northumbria, Sheffield, Hull and Liverpool to amass the record number of wins in a range of mooting competitions.


Emily Marshall and Jessica Mack will now go on to compete against Birmingham University in the Weekly Law Report mooting semi-finals held in London on Monday 28th February.


“The students have provided an excellent performance to do so well in recent mooting competitions and I am hopeful that they can go further in the semi-finals held in London,” said Professor Richard Stone, Head of Law at the Lincoln Law School.


“I am hopeful that one of this year’s national winners will be from the University of Lincoln so that we may get back to our winning ways.”


Lincoln students won the National Negotiation Competition in 2002 and the National Client Interviewing Competition in 2003 and were Blackstone’s Moot runners up in 2002.


The university’s mooting officer Andrew Nickerson is also pleased with the team’s efforts. “Our success is unprecedented in the history of the university and has
taken a lot of effort from individuals and the team to accomplish,” he said.


Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

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