2017 Carey Moot Court
This past weekend saw the successful implementation of the 2nd International Carey Moot Court. Anglo-American University (AAU) debuted their first first-year Certificate students team against University College Lahore’s somewhat more experienced 1st and 2nd year LLB team who were able to journey to Prague from Pakistan for their first international experience.
The judges, a range of international legal professionals, academics and AAU/University of London graduates, found the competition subject to be a unique and challenging legal scenario which resulted in high quality written memorials and well prepared and eloquently argued oral presentations.
While there is only one overall winner the teams provided each other with challenging and stimulating discourse which was evidenced by less than a dozen points dividing the two teams and represented in the allocation of awards:
Best Team Oral Performance – University College of Lahore (UCL)
Best Individual Speaker Sayed Ali-Hanfeyah , University College of Lahore (Average score 99.25/100)
Best Memorials – Anglo-American University
Best Overall Performance – University College of Lahore
The judges’ remarks reflected a great deal of respect for the level of preparation and commitment exhibited by all participants and encouraged all students to continue on their path as they each exhibited the skills necessary to be a successful lawyer.
2014 Carey Moot Court
The Carey Moot Court was held at the CEELI Institute in Prague in March 2014, with participants from Middlesex College of Law (UK), Institute of Law (Jersey), Anglo-American University (Czech Republic), and Empire African Institute (Ghana). The competition was designed by Anglo-American University with funding from the University of London’s Global Network Development Grant scheme. Teams initially submitted Memorials on behalf of both the Appellant and Respondent, followed by two days of oral rounds in Prague. The competition was designed to be not only academic, but cultural as well, for the weekend began on Friday with a tour of Prague and a traditional Czech meal for the participants to become acquainted with one another and to foster the competitive spirit.
Mooting resulted in a final round between the Institute of Law and Empire African Institute, with Institute of Law winning the overall competition. Juliet Karugahe of Institute of Law won the award Best Oralist.
We were honored to host a wide range of respected judges, headed by JUDr. Ivana Hrdličková, PhD. where she presides at the Hague as the Appeals Chamber Judge for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Patricia McKellar, the Associate Director of the Laws Programme, attended the competition and presented the awards to the participants. Afterwards she gave a speech at the ceremony. Her speech noted how competitions such as this prepare students for their working lives. She closed with the thought that the professional attitude of the participants reflected an ethos that the Undergraduate Laws Programme aims to instil in their students.
The University of London Connection published an article reporting on the weekend mooting.
The winning team, Institute of Law