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News & Events Archive for 2009-2010

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    Swansea’s Law Students Enjoy Further Mooting Success


    As part of their preparation for entry into the legal profession, students of the Law School are actively encouraged to develop their powers of advocacy and sharpen their forensic skills by participating in internal moots and competing against teams from other leading Law Schools in a variety of national mooting events.

    The excellent standard of mooting achieved by our students has most recently been demonstrated in the highly prestigious Oxford University Press/BPP National Mooting Competition in which two of our second year students, John Jessup (Junior Counsel) and Clare Passé (Lead Counsel) have progressed to the semi-final stage after defeating University of Gloucester and will now compete in the semi-finals of the competition against Sheffield Hallam University. The Swansea team convincingly defeated previous champions, Southampton University on their home turf in the first round and then knocked out a formidable team from Strathclyde University in the second round which was staged in the Law School’s state-of-the-art Advocacy Suite. This builds upon the impressive performance of our students in the 2009 and 2010 Welsh National Mooting Competition in which we emerged as runner up for 2 years running having narrowly lost to Aberystwyth University in the finals. The Swansea team consisted of Penelope Harry (Lead Counsel), David Turner (Junior Counsel) and Charley Hasim (Researcher).  

    This success at the national level has led to an upsurge of interest in this year’s internal mooting programme organised by our Students Law Society which has attracted nearly 120 participants.  These participants benefitted from intensive training sessions delivered by Andrew Perkins, a Swansea alumnus and Barrister whose input has helped ensure a remarkably high standard of mooting from the very first round. 

    According to the current Mistress of the Moots, Clare Passé, “It is amazing and gratifying how mooting has grown from strength to strength in the Law School. We are determined to sustain this momentum by giving a good account of ourselves in the latter stages of the OUP/BPP competition as well as in this year’s Welsh National Mooting Competition for which we have also entered. Given the depth of mooting talent in the Law School, we are also planning a series of summer schools where we can prepare more students for national mooting competitions”.

     

    The Swansea contingent for the OUP/BPP Mooting Competition

     

    Mooting 1 (S)

    Pictured above from left to right: Andrew Perkins (Barrister and Postgraduate Research Student – A dviser to the Swansea Team); Clare Passé (Senior Counsel and Mistress of the Moots); John Jessup (Junior Counsel); David Turner (Student Law Society President – Clerk of Court)

     

    The Swansea team for the Welsh National Mooting Competition

    Mooting 2 (S)
    Pictured above from left to right: Andrew Perkins (Team Adviser);
    Clare Passé (Mistress of the Moots); Penelope Harry (Lead Counsel), Charley Hasim (Researcher)

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