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Law students break new ground with first ever international moot

MOOTLaw students from the University of Warwick will be working together with fellow students from Monash University in the first ever International Collaborative Moot, taking place this month.

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 prepare with their Warwick teammates for the moot, which will take place on Friday 21 February. 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.”

Mr Tim Rankin, President of the Monash Law Students' Society said; "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.”

"These collaborative skills will be especially valuable given the current environment of law firm globalisation through mergers and alliances."

Lucy Dawson, Monash's Senior Mooter, said this was a fantastic opportunity to improve her skills, whilst also travelling overseas for the first time.

"I'm excited to learn how the Warwick students moot and adopt their successful techniques to improve my own mooting style," Ms Dawson said.

The students participating in the moot will also take 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.


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Further information about the MOOT can be found here

Notes to Editors

For more information about the Warwick / 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

Melissa Holloway, Assistant Press Officer, University of Warwick,
Tel: +44 (0)24 76 575601 Mobile/Cell: +44 (0)7824 541142

About the Monash-Warwick Alliance

The Monash-Warwick Alliance offers a new model for research-led institutions to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.

By accelerating the exchange of people, ideas and information and exploiting the opportunities offered by the geography of the two institutions in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa, we intend to create a new approach to global higher education.

A key aim of the Alliance is to help meet the increasing student, industry and government demand for universities to produce graduates with a global education, and to undertake research that addresses world-relevant and strategically important problems.

In time, as our vision for globally connected universities is refined and developed, new models of delivery of education and educational services will emerge, challenging traditional concepts of what it means to be a university and enabling new members to become part of the Alliance.


For further information:

Melissa Holloway, Assistant Press Officer, University of Warwick, Tel: +44 (0)24 76 575601 Mobile/Cell: +44 (0)7824 541142

Jack Busby, President of the Warwick Law Society on: Mobile/Cell: +44 (0) 7535 638043


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 University of Warwick homepage

Monash University homepage

Warwick School of Law

Monash Faculty of Law