It’s that time again; the 2016 Giles Wilson moot is about to get underway.
This year, the quarter-finals will be held on 11 and 12 February. Then, the competition really heats up during the semi-finals on 23 and 24 March and the final on 21 April.
What is the Giles Wilson Moot?
For those unfamiliar with the term, a mooting competition is a mock legal hearing. In it, students act as legal counsel and deliver oral arguments on various points of law.
The Giles Wilson moot sees local year 12 (lower sixth form) students present their cases before a panel of esteemed solicitors, barristers and judges.
Each team of students must respond to a series of questions posed to them by the panel, and be prepared to think on their feet. The winners are awarded the prestigious Giles Wilson Moot Cup and an exciting work experience opportunity.
A Unique Opportunity for Students
The Giles Wilson moot is a unique opportunity for local year 12 students. The only competition of its kind in the Southend area, it’s a great experience for pupils who are considering careers in law.
Previous participants have all demonstrated significant skill and tenacity when making their arguments before the panel.
Get Involved With Your School
If your school in Southend, Westcliff or Leigh on Sea is interested in participating in a future Giles Wilson moot, we’d love to hear from you.
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