School of Law

Students win ICLR National Mooting Competition

4 April 2012 |

Students win ICLR National Mooting Competition

Final year LLB students; Jane Gordois and Marika Kinsey have won the ICLR National Mooting Competition 2011/12.

Each year, up to 32 teams from universities across the UK battle it out to earn the coveted Annual Mooting Competition Shield which Jane and Marika claimed at the final at the Law Society in London last week.

The main objective of this competition is to encourage the advocacy skills of future practitioners, by encouraging the use of case law by students within a practical environment.

On her exerperience, Marika comments "Taking part in the ICLR competition has involved a lot of work for Jane and I, but it has been a great experience. As well as developing our legal skills, it has given us the chance to meet many members of the legal profession and students from other universities.

Winning the competition has been a great achievement; it is brilliant that we can end our time at Leeds on such a positive note. I am very grateful to Judith Dahlgreen for giving us this opportunity and being so supportive."

Judith Dahlgreen, Lecturer from the School of Law adds “Jane and Marika have repeatedly demonstrated steely calm and incisive legal analysis”.

Success at the ICLR final goes hand in hand with achievements in other mooting competitions this year.

In addition to the School’s successful internal mooting competitions, Nathaniel Garner and Chris Ferguson won the Lincoln's Inn moot against Sheffield on Monday 27 February 2012.

Judith continues “All in all we have had strength and depth and all are to be commended for good humour, courage and truly incisive legal analysis.”o

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