City Law students win South Africa moot victory

Two City Law School students have won the 13th Commonwealth Student Moot competition in Cape Town, South Africa.

Matthew Sellwood and Daniele Selmi, both Bar Professional Training Course students, were the first UK team to win the competition in ten years.

The final of the competition was presided over by the Chief Justices of New Zealand, Trinidad and the Falkland Islands and saw the students pitted against a team from the University of Adelaide, Australia in a hypothetical case based on the legality of nuclear power programmes.

The pair said that winning the competition has “provided a wonderful finale to an educational and enjoyable week”.

Held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Law Conference, now in its eighteenth year, the moot is invitation-only and limited to representative teams from regions of the Commonwealth.

Professor Carl Stychin, dean of City Law School, congratulated them on their achievement saying: “This competition pits the Commonwealth’s best students against one another in front of some of the country’s most senior judges. It is a fantastic accomplishment for them personally and for the The City Law School”.

Last month it emerged that BPTC fees have been hiked this year by almost every major provider, with one raising the price by more than 10 per cent. City Law School has set its price at £16,500, the same fee as last year (6 March 2013).