We are pleased to announce that applications for this year's Rose Heilbron Mooting Cup are now open. This is the competition's second year as SOAS's official internal mooting competition, sponsored by the Honourable Society of Inner Temple and the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR).
The mooting competition was named in recognition of the pioneering legacy of Dame Rose Heilbron DBE QC, the first woman to be appointed silk, to sit at the Old Bailey, to win a scholarship at Gray's Inn, and to lead a murder case.
The competition will take a standard knock-out format, with three rounds on the following dates:
Round 1: Monday 22nd January
Round 2: Monday 29th January
Round 3: Monday 5th February
Participants will be given 1 week to prepare for each round. Each round will take place in the early evening. Please note that commitment to attending and participating in all rounds is imperative. A Rose-Heilbron Mooting Cup Handbook with further details on the competition format & rules will be released to participants once selected.
Winning Team: Rose Heilbron Cup + £100 each
Runners Up: £50 each
Best Advocacy Award: for best performance by an individual competitor.
The final round of the moot will be followed by a drinks reception with alumni, barristers and other professionals in the field, which all finalists will be expected to attend. Photos will also be taken and uploaded to the Bar Society's social media and web platforms.
Applications are open to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students. This is a great opportunity to develop your advocacy and mooting skills, evidence impressive engagement with the law to employers, and interact with a range of different people.
To apply, please send your CV and a 200 word description outlining your interest and suitability for the competition to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 10pm Wednesday 13th December.
The Best Advocacy Award may be given to an individual participant at the discretion of the judge and Bar Society at any stage of the competition.