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internal mooting

what are 'internals'?

Bar and Chambers hosts a variety of internal competitions in which all LSE students may compete throughout the year. Top London sets and other sponsors kindly support these internals.

 

While the moot problems for non-competitive practice moots include moot points that you will study in lecture or seminar, the moot problems for internal competitions often reach into different areas of law. In this way, your preparation for the former will be a type of “revision” for your exams, while your research and advocacy for the latter competitions cater to your curiosity!

internals: an overview

Please note that the following information may be subject to change. Although we strive to minimize any cancellations or delays, we appreciate your understanding: mooting is coordinated by students (who, like you, write essays and stress about exams!), and barristers are very busy!

 

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS NOVICE MOOT

Sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, a law firm (and the Law Society's platinum sponsor) renowned for its advocacy scheme, this competition is specifically designed for novice mooters. The competition takes place in three rounds, for which a tort, criminal, and contract problem are usually set. Entering in this moot is a fantastic opportunity to apply the skills you have honed throughout the practice non-competitive moots in Michaelmas term and to get used to mooting in a competitive setting in front of a panel of specialised (yet friendly!) judges from Herbert Smith Freehills. This is the perfect opportunity for novice mooters to engage in mooting for the first time.

 

  • Dates (Michaelmas): 29th October, 11th November and 19th November.

  • Recommended experience level: Novice – first years are strongly encouraged to take part.

  • Prizes: TBC

  • Registration details: sign-ups will open on 17 October 2019, more details will be provided in the e- newsletter.

  • Competition Administrator/ Mistress of the Moots: Emaan Hassan (S.E.Hassan@lse.ac.uk)

AMBASSADORS' MOOT

The Ambassadors’ Moot in Michaelmas is an annual flagship competition organised by Bar and Chambers. It stands out for emulating the real-life practice of solicitors instructing barristers. This will be a unique and challenging experience which requires participants to work in teams of five ‘solicitors’ and ‘barristers’ who prepare briefs, written submissions, bundles and make the eventual oral submissions. This exciting competition will reflect the highest standard of mooting at LSE.

  • Expected dates (Michaelmas): 21 November 2019 (finals, held at LSE)

  • Recommended experience level: advanced

  • Prizes: cash prize of £600

  • Registration details: sign-ups will open on 11 November 2019, more details will be provided in the e- newsletter.

AFRICA PRISONS PROJECT MOOT

This human rights law moot is organised by Bar and Chambers in collaboration with African Prisons Project and South Square Chambers. It is open to both LLB and LLM students (barring those who have completed the BPTC/LPC). Traditionally, the winner is offered the unique opportunity to intern with African Prisons Project, a charity organisation working to rehabilitate inmates by providing access to education, healthcare and justice.

 

  • Expected dates (Michaelmas): 2nd December (prelim round, held at LSE), 12th December 2019 (finals, hosted at South Square Chambers).

  • Recommended experience level: advanced

  • Prizes: cash prize and internship at APP’s UK office

  • Registration details: sign-ups will open on 25 November 2019, more details will be provided in the e- newsletter.

  • Competition Administrator/ Mistress of the Moots: Emaan Hassan (S.E.Hassan@lse.ac.uk)

ATKIN CHAMBERS MOOT

The Atkin Chambers Moot is seen by many as one of the most prestigious and popular moot competitions in London. Forming its basis upon Commercial Law, following a preliminary round, 4 finalists will progress to the finals, which are held in chambers.

  • Expected date (Lent): Preliminary Round: TBC, Final Round: TBC

  • Recommended experience level: Advanced

 

  • Prizes: Cash prize and Mini Pupilage in Atkin Chambers

  • Registration details: The deadline of applications is 2nd of February, 2019 (02/02/19)

  • Competition Administrator/ Master of the Moots: Atul John (A.J.John1@lse.ac.uk)

CHURCH COURT CHAMBERS MOOT

The Church Court Moot is a specialised criminal law moot. Sponsored by the reputable Church Court Chambers, the moot attracts many advanced and experienced mooters, ensuring excellent and passionate displays of advocacy.  Church Court Chambers sponsor this moot, providing moot problems and judges.

  • Expected date (Michaelmas): First Round: TBCSecond Round: TBC.

  • Recommended experience level: Intermediate

  • Prizes: trophy (engraved button) for the overall winner and runner-up best advocate award; cash prize (TBC)

  • Registration details: The deadline of applications is TBC. Novice as well as experienced mooters are allowed to take part in this competition. However, students with LPC/BPTC or any other vocational (advocacy training) are ineligible for registration.

  • Competition Administrator/ Mistress of the Moots: Emaan Hassan (S.E.Hassan@lse.ac.uk)

LONDON HUMAN RIGHTS MOOT (ELSA)

The London Human Rights Moot (ELSA) is a specialised Human Rights Law moot. Human Rights issues are an increasingly prominent area of advocacy in the 21st century. Participants will immerse themselves in a unique and challenging strand of law. The Competition is a unique opportunity for students to gain practical experience comparable to real pleading in front of the European Court of Human Rights.

  • Expected date (Michaelmas): Preliminary Rounds: TBC,  Semi Final & Final Round (on same day): TBC

  • Recommended experience level: Intermediate to Advanced

 

  • Prizes: trophy (engraved button) for the overall winner and runner-up best advocate award; cash prize (TBC)

 

  • Registration details: The national deadline of applications is TBCThis is an independent individual application process; however, team member preferences can be mentioned in the application form.

  • The deadline for Written Submissions is TBC