Lincoln and MMU students beat 70 law schools to moot final

 Law students from the University of Lincoln and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) will compete in the final of a national moot.

Both teams have been competing since October, beating off competition from more than 70 other law schools to reach the final stage of the Oxford University Press (OUP) and BPP National Mooting Competition.

At the 27 June final, finalists will contest an appeal before a judge, just as they would do in a working court. Students will be asked to prep the case by researching the facts and the law, examin evidence and put together compelling arguments.

Louis Harman, a finalist at the University of Lincoln said: “Being in the final still seems like a surreal experience. It’s been a long journey with lots of hard work, but we’ve had fantastic results and have thoroughly enjoyed working as part of a successful team. Now we’re looking forward to our biggest challenge yet, which will come in the final round. We are gunning for victory and I’m quietly confident that we can fight our corner.”

John Kelly, lecturer at the University of Lincoln’s Law School and barrister, added: “The students have worked tremendously hard throughout this academic year to get to the final of the OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition. The achievement is particularly impressive given that over 70 other UK law schools entered the competition this year.”