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Your first moot?

Hear Andrew, Thomas, Anita, Tessa and Thomas talking about what concerned them before their first experience of mooting. Learn about:

  • The 'detail'
  • Etiquette
  • Skeletons
  • Memorising speeches
  • The importance of practise, practise, practise!

Roles within mooting

Big issues covered include:

  • Importance of teamwork;
  • Consistency wins points;
  • Cross-referencing arguments with aplomb

Role of the judge

This clip sees you introduced to the knee-wobbling horror that is judicial intervention. Hopefully it will reassure you somewhat that everyone is a little daunted (OK terrified) of the judge questioning you and putting you off your stroke.

Our brave mooters cover the following:

  • What demeanour to adopt
  • Different types of judge (don't forget to see our accompanying guide Know Your Judge for more on this)
  • The perils of trying to 'read' judges
  • How effective your response to a judge's question can be

Sharing good (and bad!) experiences

A warm cuddly 'sharing experiences' clip complete with top tips on:

  • Balancing your emotions
  • Remembering to conclude - don't just fade out (See our live example of this in Top Tips)
  • Not over-thinking

Moot etiquette

Mooting has a very strict etiquette - getting the rules sorted can be tricky. Here are our students to help you!

All our mooting clips were made with the help of our fantastic students - giving freely of their time to help others.

For the roundtable discussion clips we thank our GDL students of 2009-2010: Andrew Barns-Graham, Thomas Bradfield, Tessa Buchanan, Anita Davies and Thomas Hope. Big thanks go to our top man behind the camera Steve Parkes.

The spoof clips were made with Mike Purdue (judge), Mike Clarke and Rob Tiffen many years ago.

The real action was filmed as part of our Crown Office Moot 2010-2011.

Big thanks to all those who took part: Sara Beech, George Fitzgerald, Gareth Thomas, Edward Waldegrave, Alistair Godwin, Rebecca Taverner, Daphne Stamatopoulos, Jada Badu-Animboah, James Bull, Samuel Phillips and Beatrice Riley.

Huge thanks are also due to those from Crown Office Chambers who not only gave up their time to judge the different stages of the moot but also allowed us to use the footage. We are grateful to:

Elizabeth Boon David Myhill Siobhan Lambertsen

A final thanks to The Hon Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart, who judged the final of the Crown Office Moot and Steven McCombe for his filming expertise and tireless editing.