Mooting Success for Catz Law Students

Mooting Success for Catz Law Students

In the past two months, three Catz students have reached the finals of two highly competitive mooting competitions.

In March, Thomas Pausey (2015, Law) and Jonathan Lam (2016, Visiting Student) reached the grand final of the University of Oxford Maitland Chambers Inter-Collegiate (Cuppers) Mooting Competition. Presided over by Professor O’Regan, a former Justice of the South African Constitutional Court, Nicholas Peacock QC and David Mumford QC, the Catz duo skilfully argued for the appellant in a problem based on the Miller case, that now famous ruling by the Supreme court as to whether the UK Government could withdraw from the European Union without an Act of Parliament. Despite a fine performance and being praised for their expert legal knowledge, the overall victors of the moot were from The Queen’s College.

At the beginning of April, Alex Benn (2015, Law) was declared a Runner Up in the 10th Munroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition along with fellow Oxford student and team-mate, Ioana Burtea of Merton. In the competition, organised by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies within the Faculty of Law, Benn and Burtea were pitted against 37 other teams from around the world.  After several strong rounds, the pair were eventually declared Overall Runners Up. This is only the second time that Oxford has reached the Grand Final of the Competition.  Alex also achieved 5th place amongst all the speakers at the competition.

We warmly congratulate all the students involved in the Moots and wish them all the best for future success!

(Cover Image features Top Image: (Left to Right) David Mumford QC, Thomas Pausey, Joseph Johnson (Queen's), Ramganesh Lakshman (Queen's), Jonathan Lam, Professor Catherine O'Regan and Nicholas Peacock QC

Bottom Image: Ioana Burtea (Merton) and Alex Benn

Credit to the Faculty of Law)