Four students stand with a winner certificate in the European Court of Human Rights

Birmingham Law School's Centre for Employability, Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) student mooting team has won the renowned ELSA Helga Pedersen Human Rights Court Moot Final Competition 2024 in Strasbourg!

Mooting provides students with the opportunity to argue a fictional case as if representing a client. Birmingham Law School organises a range of mooting opportunities and all students have the opportunity to participate.

Our student team consisted of students Kosta Lovato, Rachel Lok and Ranvir Raj, who were coached by Dr Felix Torres. Student Kosta Lovato also won the prize for being the best speaker in the final stage.

There were four acting judges from the European Court of Human Rights sitting on the bench for the final so standards expected were extremely high. The competition itself comprised 61 teams from 27 countries who participated in the regional rounds in Dublin, and only 18 reached the final rounds in Strasbourg.

Winning this highly prestigious international event is a tremendous achievement! Many congratulations and thanks to Felix and his team, and special thanks go Caroline Bowen and Karen Russell from CEPLER for their support in assisting our team to compete in both Dublin and Strasbourg. Successes like these are a great example of the huge positive impact that CEPLER offers students across their time at Birmingham Law School.