3rd March 2005

 

LAW STUDENTS CONTINUE MOOTING TRIUMPH

 

The triumphant University of Lincoln mooting team are celebrating today after their seventh win out of seven at the semi-finals of the Weekly Law Report mooting competition held in London.

 

Emily Marshall and Jessica Mack beat Birmingham University on Monday to reach the final of the Weekly Law Report mooting competition.

 

The final is against the Christ’s College of Cambridge University and will take place on Wednesday 23rd March at the Inns of Court, London in front of a Mr Justice Tomlinson, a renowned High Court judge.

 

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, Liverpool and Birmingham to amass the record number of wins in mooting competitions.

 

“The students have provided an excellent performance to do so well in recent mooting competitions and 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,” said Professor Richard Stone, Head of Law at the Lincoln Law School.

 

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

(01522) 886625                       mcross@lincoln.ac.uk