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DCU mooting contest returns in person to CCJ this year
De Aisling De Paor

07 Nov 2022 / education Print

DCU mooting contest returns in person to CCJ

Irish and British law students will demonstrate their legal prowess at this year’s DCU National Moot Court Competition.

Sponsored by A&L Goodbody (ALG), the event celebrates its 13th year and will take place in-person on Saturday, 19 November at the Criminal Courts of Justice (CCJ), Parkgate Street, Dublin 7.


DCU’s National Moot Court Competition is an annual inter-law school event designed to allow law students to showcase their skills before prominent members of the legal profession, including a Supreme Court Judge. 

Each institution can enter a maximum of five teams with each team comprising three students.

Teams from 14 institutions across Ireland and Britain will compete on the day. The grand final will be chaired by Mr Justice John MacMenamin of the Supreme Court (DCU's judge-in-residence).

He will be joined by ALG partner Tom Casey.

This initiative is led by Dr Aisling de Paor (small picture) from the School of Law and Government at DCU who said: "The benefit and impact for students is significant – participation in this competition develops practical skills in advocacy, oral argument and legal thinking – all essential skills for future lawyers.

"Such experiential learning activities also fosters valuable transferable skills such as team work, communication and confidence that students will use in all aspects of their lives.


“It is also a very enjoyable way for students to experience law in action, to gain an insight into the practical legal environment and to have the opportunity to engage with the judiciary and wider legal profession."

There will be prizes for the winning team, best speaker and best memorials.

This year's problem revolves around the tort of nervous shock.

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