Mooting is an essential tool if you want to embark on a successful career in law.

What is a moot?

A moot is a hypothetical appeal case where you argue the legal issues, acting as counsel for the respective parties, before an academic or professional lawyer acting as a judge.

The judge will decide which side presented their arguments best.

These are conducted in our courtrooms, which provide you with a more authentic experience.

Why moot?

Mooting develops your ability to make a persuasive and valid legal argument, which is the most important skill as a lawyer.

In addition to this, a record of mooting is fast becoming one of the first things law firms and chambers look for in graduates.

Start mooting

Moots in the School are coordinated by the UWE Law Society.

The society organises regular moots for novices and undergraduate and postgraduate experienced mooters.


Yearly competitions are run for our undergraduate law students and for the whole School.

Internal moots are judged by local barristers and solicitors as well as law lecturers from the School.

Currently, Bristol solicitors Lyons Davidson generously sponsor the School’s internal mooting competitions and St John’s Chambers sponsors the external competition.

The competitions provide an opportunity for you to enhance your graduate employability, acquire invaluable contacts and win substantial cash prizes.

Inter-varsity competitions

UWE Bristol competes in external competitions. Teams are entered into three inter-varsity competitions.

Teams are of two members, senior and junior counsel. Judges are practicing or academic lawyers who are not connected to either competing university.


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