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Mooting

The School of Law runs a highly successful mooting programme, open to all Law and Criminology students at Birkbeck.

Mooting is a centuries’ old form of advocacy training. It should be of interest to anyone wishing to practise advocacy of any kind, whether as a solicitor, barrister, or for any other reason.

The programme prepares teams to compete against other institutions in numerous external competitions, often reaching the latter stages of competition. A Birkbeck team won the Oxford University Press and Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) National Mooting Competition 2017-18 and in 2019 another Birkbeck team triumphed in the finals of the Landmark Chambers’ Property Law Moot competition, held at the Royal Courts of Justice.

The programme is split between mooting (civil jurisdiction) and mock trials (criminal) with internal competitions for both. The School of Law's mooting programme is conducted by two experienced practising barristers and Birkbeck alumni, Philip King and Clare Dowse.

Current students can find out more about the Mooting programme on Moodle.

To learn more about mooting activities, including internal training events, please email Clare Dowse
Students on the LLB Law programme are able to choose 'Mooting and Trial Skills' as an option module in their final year.