31st January 2002
Law students at the University of Lincoln scored their second victory last night in the Weekly Law Reports National Mooting Competition.
Nichola McCarthy (31) from South Kelsey and Debbie Hough (36) from Woodhall Spa represented the university’s Law Society and scored their first victory against the University of East Anglia on 7th December.
Last night they got through the second round against York College of Law, one of the top law colleges in the UK.
Mootings are mock courtroom trials between teams of student lawyers from across the country and are important for students who want to be called to the Bar.
The second victory means that the University of Lincoln is now through to the quarter-finals in the third week of February which is likely to take place on home soil at the university’s Lincoln campus.
“This is a real achievement as York normally get to the semi-finals in nearly every competition,” commented Nichola.
“We’re absolutely delighted. This is the first time we’ve taken part in a national mooting and we’re through to the quarter-finals.
“It would be great to get to the semi-finals which are to be held at Lincoln’s Inn, the Inns of Court for barristers in London.”
Debbie Hough explained the importance of mooting competitions to would-be lawyers. “The law market is so competitive that getting to this stage in a national competition will give us an edge as well as developing our confidence and law skills,” she said.
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