Welcome to Warwick Law Society's Mooting page!
Here you can find out all you need to know about Mooting, access documents including the Moot Bible and competition timetables, and keep up to date with our events.
Mooting is an advocacy competition which enables you to develop your communication, teamwork, and legal research skills. You can do this by participating in our three internal competitions: the First-Year Mooting Competition, the Internal Mooting Competition, and the Commercial Mooting Competition. While developing your core competencies, mooting is also highly regarded by employers, making it an excellent addition to any application.
** WILLEM C. VIS INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION MOOT (Vis Moot)**
REGISTRATION OF INTEREST – NOT FORMAL APPLICATION
The Vis Moot is an international competition that attracts over 300 law schools worldwide. The general rounds of the Moot are held annually in Vienna, preceding which there are pre-moots hosted by top law firms and universities around the world.
As per the Vis Moot website, the goal of the Moot is to ‘foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes through its application to a concrete problem of a client and to train law leaders of tomorrow in methods of alternative dispute resolution.’ It therefore appeals to a greater number of students who wish to explore the commercial law field on an international scale in the most prestigious moot of its kind.
The moot problem is always based on an international sales transaction subjected to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980 (otherwise known as the CISG).
The competition consists of submitting written memoranda for both sides of the dispute (which are written jointly by the team), followed by oral hearings in Easter in Vienna.
The team will be coached by an experienced faculty member and students who have participated in the past.
The deadline for the first memorandum is Thursday 5th December, the second is Thursday 23rdJanuary 2020 and the Oral proceedings will commence in Vienna from 2nd April 2020 for one week.
This will be run jointly by the Mooting and Negotiations departments as the Negotiations Officer, Chrislyn, competed in the Vis Moot for her University in Rome.
We are currently trying to assess interest for this competition, so if you could fill out the form below by 10th September if you would be interested in taking part.This is NOT an application form and in no way guarantees or provides a place on the team. At this stage we are just judging interest.
The application process will involve the submission of a 250 word cover letter.
More information about the moot can be found at:
Please contact Kaneeka Kapur, Chrislyn Pereira or Bekki Dunn for more information.
First Year Mooting Competition 2018/19: congratulations to Kaneeka Kapur and Amber Shah for winning the First Year Mooting Competition sponsored by Ashurst.
Jessup Moot Court Competition 2018/19: congratulations to Nisali Pieris, Annabel Pemberton, James Smith, Ellie Umeyor, and Kálmán Varga for representing the University of Warwick in the national rounds of the Jessup and reaching the quarterfinals.
Intervarsity 2018/19: Warwick Law Society have successfully won the Intervarsity competition against Nottingham Law Society. The competition included a senior and junior moot which were both won. The senior by Raveena Rao and Bekki Dunn, and the junior by Angus Lockheart and Diana Öpik.