Law students succeed in national competitions
19 May 2011
Law Society’s Mooting magic
LJMU Law students achieved recent success in the prestigious ‘UK Law Society National Mooting Competition’. Six students gained a highly commendable second place for the University after winning four rounds. For each round of the competition, they had to prepare for and argue a complex fictitious legal appeal case in front of a 'judge'. Each 'moot' win was based on the best presentation of the legal arguments and the final was held at Gray’s Inn, London in front of Supreme Court judges.
The Law Society is the largest society in the Liverpool Students Union (LSU), and has achieved success at national competitions like the ESU/Essex Court Chambers event for a number of years, helping to improve social and vocational standings for LLB full time and part time, Criminal Justice and Law, and the LPC students alongside any other students wishing to pursue a career in law or convert their degree using the GDL.
Law Society member Emma Parkman commented:
"The moot was such a good way to see how the legal system works. We put a lot of work into organising cases and preparing arguments and I would seriously recommend this experience to anyone wanting to be a barrister or solicitor in addition to anyone studying Law, due to the organisation and referencing skills you have to use".
UKCLE student essay competition 2011
Lisa West, third-year LLB student and outgoing Liverpool Student Law Society president, has been chosen by the UK Centre for Legal Education (UKCLE) as the winner of their essay competition. UKCLE’s student essay competitions (part of the Higher Education Academy’s Student Awards) are open to all law students at British universities' law schools. Over 40 essays were submitted and entries were of a high standard.
The judges felt that Lisa "took a very interesting angle on the question and produced a reflective and creative essay".
You can read Lisa’s essay at http://www.ukcle.ac.uk/students/competition/2011/winner
The UKCLE is a Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy - www.ukcle.ac.uk