Law students at the University of Lincoln will be battling it out in mock court room trials with university teams from across the UK for the first time this year. The series of national mooting competitions which begins in December includes the Incorporated Council of Law Reports (ICLR), Oxford University Press Blackstones, The English Speaking Union, Jessop and the Midlands Mooting competition.
The first rounds of the ICLR competition will take place at the university’s Lincoln campus on Thursday 6th December with students demonstrating their law skills against their counterparts at the University of East Anglia and students hoping to make it into the final rounds are in Durham practising their mooting skills in a friendly competition.
Nichola McCarthy (31) from South Kelsey and Debbie Hough (36) from Woodhall Spa are looking forward to taking part in the ICLR competition. “The law market is so competitive that taking part in a national competition like this will give us an edge as well as developing our confidence and law skills,” commented Debbie.
Paul Verrico, president of the university’s Law Society, added: “We expect at least one of our teams to get through to the quarter finals. We’re confident because we have an excellent law library and have received personal tuition from our Head of Law and from external advocates. “Moots are important for students who want to be called to the Bar as you need mooting and pupilage experience as well as a law degree.”