Participating in Moot Court Competitions, whether local or international will be first opportunity for any law student to experience the true sense of a court room while in law school.
1- What is Mooting?
A moot court competition simulates a court hearing in which law students analyse a problem, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions, and present oral arguments. Each student while delivering their oral pleadings, are subjected to intense judicial intervention (questions asked from the Bench of judges) to allow participants to think on their feet and respond logically. It is a specialized application of the art of persuasive advocacy. It has been part of the process of training lawyers for centuries and plays an important role in legal education at Themis.
2- The importance of Moot Court Competitions cannot be overstated. It ensures that our law students are exposed to the demands of legal practice at an earlier stage with prime focus on allowing students:
- to engage with and think deeply about contentious and topical legal issues,
- to develop analytical skills and ability to predict and respond to the arguments of the opposing side
- to enhance their advocacy, legal research and writing skills,
- to develop skills that would allow students to think on their feet
- to impress prospective employers who may be judging the Moot Competition.