The climax of Birmingham Law School’s Mooting competitions is the Camm Cup Final, which took place on Friday 2nd March 2012. The final is always judged by the Holdsworth President, and so, after delivering his Presidential Address in the morning, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury spent the afternoon judging the Final. The full judging team consisted of Lord Neuberger, Mr Paul Bleasdale QC (Head of No.5 Chambers), Mr Satinder Hunjan QC (also from No.5 Chambers) and Birmingham lecturers Mr James Lee and Mr Martin George.
The winner of the Cup this year was Arrin Nouri, a second year student on the LLB programme. The runner up was Christopher Pask. We spoke to Arrin after the final:
I was delighted to be crowned winner of the Camm Cup Mooting Tournament 2012. When I applied to participate, I never thought that I would get so far! The legal problems were challenging and each round required many hours of preparation, but I thoroughly enjoyed taking part. Mooting has been an excellent experience, assisting me in improving my advocacy skills as well as my legal research. Winning was a very special occasion, with Lord Neuberger heading the panel of judges and presenting me with the trophy.
Birmingham Law School recently announced the creation of its new Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER), which will coordinate and expand both the range of Mooting opportunites available to our students, and the participation of the legal community in sponsoring and judging them.
(Pictured: Arrin Nouri, Lord Neuberger and Christopher Pask. Photographs by Nivedita S.)