Mooting at Birmingham

A moot is a mock trial of a legal issue. 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.

Photograph of students holding a Moot

Students receive full support for mooting from members of the Academic Staff and the relevant student members of the Mooting Committee, and a workshop is run each year to introduce students to mooting.

The Moot Room is a dedicated facility for the practice of extra-curricular mooting activities, which helps ensure mooting is central to the legal education which Birmingham Law School provides. 

We have recently introduced an optional mooting module into the final year of the LLB programme providing our students with another opportunity to get involved in this area.

Internal mooting

Birmingham Law School operates three mooting competitions: the Alumni Cup for first year students (sponsored by St Philips Chambers), the Camm Cup for second and final year students, and the Postgraduate Cup for postgraduate students (both sponsored by No 5 Chambers).

Each year teams of students from across all years at Birmingham participate. Competitive mooting is judged by highly regarded solicitors and barristers, thanks to the generous support of alumni. The finals of each of the competitions are judged by eminent members of the legal profession. 

External mooting

Birmingham students regularly represent the University at national and international competitions, with notable success. In recent years our students competed in the Oxford Intellectual Property moot, the London School of Economics LGBT Moot and the ELSA Helga Pedersen Moot.

If you have any questions about internal or external mooting, please contact