What is Mooting?
Mooting is the skill of presenting a legal argument. The Mooting Society offers you the chance to develop both your knowledge of the law and your ability to apply it persuasively.
Why join the Mooting Society?
We will help you to develop your skills through workshops which teach you the different elements of a moot and help you to develop other skills such as confidence and court etiquette. We then offer you the chance to trial these skills in both internal and external competitions. In the past year our external mooting team reached the finals of the UKLSA moot (held in the Supreme Court) which truly demonstrates the opportunities that we offer. Our internal competitions also offer great opportunities, such as cash prizes and a mini-pupillage with Ropewalk Chambers.
But I’m not a law student?
This doesn’t matter. If you are interested in a career in law or just fancy learning the skills, we are here to help! We run non-law mooting competitions on topics such as climate change and can help you get to grips with the law if you fancy entering other competitions.
How do I join the Mooting Society?
There are two ways in which you can join the society. The first is by visiting us at the Freshers’ Fair (23rd-25th September) where we can answer any questions you may have and help you to sign up. If you have missed the Freshers’ Fair you can sign up online through the Students’ Union website (http://www.su.nottingham.ac.uk). Once you have logged in, click on the ‘My Memberships’ tab and search for the Mooting Society. From there you can begin or renew your membership with us by adding the society to your basket on the right hand side of the page.
We hope to see you soon!
The Mooting Society