STRUCTURE OF MOOTING
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Bar and Chambers is an autonomous pillar of the Law Society led by our elected Chambers President, Ségolène Lapeyre, and Chambers Secretary, Celine Honey.
With the administrative support of the Goldstone Mooting and Advocacy Centre, Bar and Chambers supports aspiring barristers and offers mooting, training, and career advice opportunities throughout the year. In particular, Ségolène runs the External Mooting Team and organizes internal competitions, while Celine coordinates practice moots, plans social events, and organizes the London Intervarsities.
THE BAR AND CHAMBERS SUBCOMMITTEE
The Bar and Chambers subcommittee consists of three pairs of mooting officers. Three Senior Mooting Officers and three Junior Mooting Officers positions are open! These positions are a fantastic opportunity to develop your leadership skills, work with highly motivated individuals, and expand your professional network within LSE and the barrister community.
Senior Mooting Officers
Senior Mooting Officers (SMOs) support the Bar and Chambers Executives in organising events throughout the year, including (per term) an internal moot, a panel event, a social event, a court visit for first year students, and one training session. Other responsibilities include social media, catering, room bookings, tracking moot sign-ups, and liaising with outside barristers and/or speakers. Each SMO will be supported by a Junior Mooting Officer. As SMO, you will hone your organisation and administrative skills, attend ample networking events and contribute greatly to mooting administration at LSE.
We are looking for individuals with previous experience in internal and/or external competitions who are motivated, organised and conscientious. Candidates should have good time management and communication skills to keep the Bar and Chambers Executives informed on their planning.
How to apply:
SMO applications are open to second year LLB students. Please send your CV and a brief statement of interest (maximum 150 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: “application: SMO”) by 5pm on 1 October (Sunday).
Selected candidates will then be invited to an interview before the final selection is made.
Junior Mooting Officers
Junior Mooting Officers (JMOs) support their SRO in organising event logistics and are expected to keep good contact with them. Additional tasks include promoting Bar and Chambers events and writing up a brief review of the event for the Law Society newsletter. As JMO, you will be crucial member of the Team, putting on events and moots throughout both terms. The role provides an excellent opportunity for those considering taking on larger roles next year.
Skills such as the ability to work well in a team, a good work ethic and good attention to detail are vital. We are particularly looking for candidates who can demonstrate eagerness to learn about the bar, enjoy working as part of a team and are professional and reliable. Previous mooting experience is not required.
How to become a JMO:
The JMO position is open to all first year LLB students.
Junior Mooting officers will be elected in third week at the Law Society AGM (around the third week of term). Look out for how to present yourself as a candidate in the upcoming newsletters!
THE GOLDSTONE MOOTING AND ADVOCACY CENTRE
The Goldstone Mooting and Advocacy Centre is a new structure centralising all mooting administration at LSE. Co-chaired by the LAWS Programme Director and Chambers President, the Centre provides administrative support to the Bar and Chambers Team in coordinating advocacy-related careers events, internal moots, and the External Mooting Team (EMT). The Centre also supports members of the Law Department who run their own moots (the “Departmental Moots”) such as Jessup and VIS.