By Katie Bacon - from the Organising Committee
In the current climate it can be easy to focus on opportunities that have been temporarily suspended or things you wish you could do. This makes it even more important to focus on and seize the opportunities that are available to you.
What better way to do this than mooting in the highly prestigious, and first ever online, Oxford vs Cambridge Disability Mooting Championship (sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills)! The Championship is the only moot run by the Faculty to focus solely upon legal issues affecting persons with a disability. This year the Grand Final involves Criminal Law, examining the incredibly important relationship between disability aids and bodily integrity.
Mooting is a great way to develop your skills of building legal arguments and is a hugely beneficial experience for anyone interested in a career at the Bar. If you’re interested in mooting and are passionate about the intellectual study of disability - this is the competition for you!
If this sounds like your thing and you’re a matriculated student have a look in more detail at the rules and problem question here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rJby0EUy-49-EcTETARQatnR9-_doNC6?usp=sharing .To apply, email your one page skeleton argument and motivational statement to firstname.lastname@example.org - the deadline is Tuesday of 3rd week (27th October)!
If mooting is not your thing or you’re a prospective uni student - don’t worry you can still get involved! You can watch the Grand Final and Panel Discussion (examining COVID- 19 and health inequality) live - more details to follow! Make sure to follow Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting on Facebook (Instagram launching soon) for all the latest updates!