What is a Moot Court?
In a Moot Court participants take part in simulated court or arbitration proceedings, including participating in oral argument and drafting of any required legal documents. This serves as an opportunity for participants to hone their public speaking and debating skills, whilst also putting what is learnt within their studies into practice!
What to Expect?
The Junior Chamber of Advocates holds two Moot Courts annually. The first one is held around November, and although it is usually a Family Law Moot Court, this year JCA plans on shaking things up! The second Moot Court of the year is held during the month of March, which would be a Trial by Jury.
Students are encouraged to participate as lawyers in the Moot Court, however, JCA also offers an opportunity for students to involve themselves in the workings of the Moot Court by forming part of the Sub-Committee. During the March Trial by Jury students may also participate as a juror and decide the accused’s verdict!
Upcoming Moot Courts
Enhance your knowledge and learn from experts with years of experience in the field of Family Law by participating in this year’s Family Law Moot Court.
Every team will have the chance to participate in the following sessions:
⚖️ An Information Session on the 4th of November at the KSU-PwC Common Room at the UoM
⚖️ A Mediation Session on the 11th of November at the Faculty of Laws’ Moot Court Room
⚖️ A Court Sitting presided by an actual Judge, during which the finalists will be arguing on behalf of their clients in Court, on the 18th of November.
Teams will be informed of what they are required to prepare from beforehand and they will be guided accordingly throughout each and every stage. If you’re still feeling green about all this, worry not! Assistance will be provided whenever required.
JCA Members participate for FREE
For non-JCA Members the fee is that of €5 per team member
Apply now by filling in the Team Registration Form down below:
If you wish to apply for the Moot Court as a single member kindly fill out the section partaking to participant 1 only.
⚠️ Places are limited so please register your interest as soon as possible!
⚠️ Applications close on Wednesday the 26th of October.
A Certificate of Participation will be handed out to each participant. In addition to this, a remarkable prize will be awarded to the winning team whilst a special award will be given to the Best Speaker throughout the Moot Court!
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Past Moot Courts
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JCA’s Moot Court is back with a twist 🗣This year we’re moving away from the topic of Family Law.