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Pulses racing for the Senior Moot 2015


Thursday 18th December 2014 will be a big day for City’s 800 postgraduate law students – sign up for the 48 remaining places in the Senior Moot kicks off at 1pm.

The Senior Moot was launched last year, and is generously sponsored by Savills, one of the world’s largest real estate firms. Unique to this year’s competition is that 14 ‘Prestige Places’ have been created – allowing those experienced and successful mooters to apply for one of these reserved places.

Very well done to all those securing a Prestige Place – the process was very competitive indeed. The chosen students represent outstanding talent and there will be one seeded into every Round One match. Collectively the Prestige Places show winners of major international and national competitions. Many are multiple championship winners. They include international moot problem setters and coaches of elite teams. There is an immense spread of achievement and a terrific fund of experience across England, Wales, Scotland, various European countries, East Asia and the United States.

Chloe Bell, Daniel Black, Iwona Boesche, Mathias Cheung, Jodie Drummond, Harihara Gomathinayagam, David Green, Martin Horne, Thomas Jones, Zachary Kell, Michael Levenstein, James Mallon, Guy Oliff-Cooper, Richard Wayman.

So delighted are we with the anticipated quality of this year’s competition that a decision has been taken to enhance the prizes. Accordingly, the new prize fund this year is £3,000 to be divided £1,650 for the winner, £750 for the runner-up and £300 for each of the other two finalists.

The finals will be held on 7 May at the London West End headquarters of Savills. The distinguished Finals Judges are Professor Jeremy Horder of the London School of Economics and Professor Peter Hungerford-Welch of The City Law School. This should bring back fond memories: 32 years ago they were the winning moot team for the national Observer Trophy.

GELLB, GDL, LPC and BPTC students – get ready for 1pm tomorrow. Sign up via the Senior Moot module on Moodle – places are likely to go very quickly.

Read more about The Senior Moot on CityNews.

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