Law students from Warwick will be working together with fellow students from Monash in the first ever International Collaborative Moot, taking place on Friday 21 February.
Three Warwick students and three Monash students have been presented with a problem to debate staged in a real court setting. The students will be split into two teams, both with a mix of Warwick and Monash participants. The Monash students will arrive on Monday 17 February and during their stay the students will also travel to London to meet with international law firm Baker & McKenzie, the sponsor of this initiative.
President of the University of Warwick Law Society, Jack Busby, said;
The society is extremely excited to have been successful in getting this collaborative moot organised with the support of the Warwick Monash Alliance Fund. We are one of the first student society to have secured such funding and we are looking forward to working with our Monash colleagues and building a productive relationship between our societies, faculties and universities.”
Tim Rankin, President of the Monash Law Students' Society explains;
Moots are generally combative in approach, however this Monash Warwick Alliance moot will focus on cross-border teamwork to build the communication and advocacy skills of the students involved.”
The students participating in the moot will take the time to speak to high school students who are considering a future in law about their own experiences and give advice on the best path to take. The moot is also being streamed live from the Panorama suite from 5pm.
A moot court is an extracurricular activity at many law schools in which participants take part in simulated court proceedings, which usually involves drafting briefs and participating in oral argument.
For more information about the Warwick and Monash law moot or if you are interested in attending please contact:
Jack Busby, President of the Warwick Law Society on: Mobile/Cell: +44 (0) 7535 638043 or Melissa Holloway, Assistant Press Officer, Melissa dot Holloway at warwick dot ac dot uk