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Herbert Smith Freehills Disability Moot Championship

Blogged by Annie Dutton on October 31, 2017.

This exciting Mooting Championship will take place on Friday 17 – Saturday 18 November 2017 at Merton College, Oxford. The competition is open to all matriculated students of the University of Oxford as well as all visiting students. The Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship has been established to promote the intellectual study of disability and its intersection with issues of law.

This year, the moot problem will focus on equality law, discrimination,and unfair dismissal. Applicants should apply in teams of two. Each team should submit one skeleton argument (see Rule 2.1–2.5 of the Rules of the Championship) and each team member’s contact details to mooting@law.ox.ac.uk by 17.00 on Saturday of 4th Week (4 November 2017). Participants in this competition will have the chance to:

  • Showcase their advocacy skills in front of distinguished Judges. Preliminary Round judges include Herbert Smith Freehills’ Mr Tim Leaver(Partner), Mr James Bewley(Senior Associate),and Ms Emily Blanchard(Senior Associate).
  • The Grand Final will be judged by Professor Kate O’Regan, Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa; The Hon. Michael Beloff QC of Blackstone Chambers;Professor Anne Davies,Dean of the Faculty of Law;and Mr Tom Leech QC, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Win a cash prize of £300 (Championship Winning Team).
  • Win a cash prize of £150 (Championship Runner-up Team in the Grand Final).
  • Join the distinguished judges and conversazione speakers at a Drinks Reception andCelebratory Dinner at Merton College –available to the members of all 12 teams.

The Organising Committee will announce the chosen 12 Teams on Tuesday 7 November.

Download the Competition materials for more details.