The OULS aims to hold two mooting workshops throughout July and August annually: one serving the North (either Leeds, Manchester or Nottingham) and one serving the South (usually London). To ensure you are notified of upcoming workshops please subscribe to our newsletter or become a member.
The workshops cover several key topics, including:
- How to research relevant authorities
- How to construct a skeleton argument
- How to cite authorities verbally
- How to act and what to say in the moot courtroom
- Mooting “dos and don’ts”
Why should you attend?
Mooting helps develop research skills, advocacy skills, confidence and critical thinking. It is an important experience for those students who are considering life at the Bar, but also to those considering life as a solicitor (with solicitors now benefitting from much greater rights of audience in court).
Also, if you wish to enter either internal or external mooting competitions with the OULS, it is highly recommended that you attend one of the mooting workshops as it will ensure you have the best possible preparation and guidance.
The workshops also give OULS members the opportunity to meet other like-minded OU Law students at all stages of their degree in a fun and interactive environment.
Who can attend?
Any member of the OULS can attend the mooting workshops. If you are not a member of the OULS, or if your annual membership has lapsed, please sign up.
The workshops are free to attend, but those wishing to attend must be members of the OULS (if you are not, you can join here).