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What is Mooting?

Mooting is a form of advocacy where participants argue on points of law in front of a judge in a mock suit.


Mooting competitions test participants in two areas; written and oral advocacy. Competitors demonstrate their skills in written advocacy through their skeleton arguments and in their oral advocacy through their submissions in court and through judicial interventions.

A moot is usually structured such that participants are only allowed to speak for a limited time. During this time, participants should also expect judicial interventions from the judges where they may inquire on aspects of their submissions.


Mooting is a practical way to hone your legal research and advocacy skills – which are invaluable for both aspiring barristers and solicitors. All are welcome to take part in our training and internal competitions, regardless of the subject of your degree or your year group!

The Executive Committee 2023/24

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