Registration is now open for third annual LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Moot (commonly known as the 'LGBT Moot'). If you took part previously, we very much hope that you return this year! If your institution has not taken part previously, we hope that you can join us 2nd-3rd March 2018 at LSE Law. The previous competitions were a lot of fun and featured in Pink News (here) and Legal Cheek (here).
The competition is named in honour of Baroness Lynne Featherstone, the architect of the equal marriage legislation in England & Wales who commissioned the UK government's first ever transgender action plan. The two day event brings together SOGI minority and ally law students, practitioners, activists, and academics for mooting, workshops, and social events. The competition promotes awareness and a deeper understanding of SOGI legal issues and is developing a community of SOGI minority and ally (soon-to-be) lawyers that can work together to advance SOGI minority rights.
Registration will close 17th January 2017. You do not need to have team members confirmed to register. The moot problem concerns transgender employment discrimination and is available here. The problem has been written by Robin Moira White, a barrister at Old Square Chambers. Robin is a leading expert in employment discrimination, with particular expertise in concerning gender identity and many previous participants will have met her at the moot.
Please register (up to two teams per 'centre'- if your university has more than one campus/centre you are permitted to enter two teams per campus/centre) by completing the form on our recently updated website. 36 teams will be selected to compete in the oral rounds. Teams will be selected based on the quality of their written submissions. Further details about the competition can be found on our website: http://www.lsefeatherstonelgbtmoot.com/
If you have any questions (that are not addressed on the website), please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you registered over the Christmas break, we will be in touch shortly with a confirmatory email.
Dr Andrew Scott and Ollie Persey
Co-Chairs, LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Moot 2018