Tales of an Obligation 1B moot – Lisa Ewing

So, there you are. You’ve got your scenario, partner and time-slot, you’ve been to the lectures, read all the advice, written the book, watched the film and bought the t-shirt. The prep is done and dusted and all that’s left to do now is… well… moot! No doubt some of you feel confident and composed…

Confidence Hacks (and how to handle your nerves) – Jack Provan

An unfortunate truth where mooting is concerned is that, the first time you do it, you are going to be nervous. The trick is not to be put off by that. It doesn’t make you an incompetent mooter, nor a bad person. That being said, if you’re looking to keep that nervousness out of the…

Research 101: Tips for making the best case – Myrto Gkika

As important as etiquette and a confident aura may be in mooting, a legally watertight and meticulously researched legal argument is what will earn you the nods of approval. You can be forgiven for thinking that research is one of the most difficult parts of mooting; problems often thread through many contemporary issues and may…

How to Impress: A Guide to Courtroom Etiquette – Sean Taheny

Mooting is an incredibly important skill for lawyers. For budding solicitors and advocates its value is evident. Moreover, the analytical, oratory and research skills that you gain from mooting are universally sought after across all professions. Unfortunately, in the legal world, these skills don’t count for much unless you also observe appropriate courtroom etiquette. In…

Judges: The non-existent rule-book – Eleanor Livingston

All moots, regardless of the competition or level, require planning. We plan which cases we want to rely on, we plan the structure of our argument, we plan who will act as junior and senior counsel. Many of us will go as far as to plan ‘speeches’ or ‘scripts’ for when the time comes for…

Mooting myth-busting – Rachael Miller

When thinking about lawyers, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is probably an advocate in wig and gown, theatrically proving their legal prowess in court. And, frankly, the most exciting bit of Legally Blonde was not all the time Elle spent in the library but when we were cheering her on…