To Moot or Not to Moot… Is Mooting Important?

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Mooting is commonly offered as a part of the Law School experience. It involves debating a point of law, often in a courtroom setting, using a fictional scenario. Here, Emma Jones, lecturer in law and member of the Open Justice team at the Open University, offers expert insight for Lawyer Monthly. Mooting can be seen as complicating, time-consuming and even rather daunting, but here are four reasons why it’s important to take part: It helps prepare you for legal practice Mooting is extremely important if you’re considering becoming a barrister or specialising in advocacy work. However, other legal professionals, particularly those engaging in contentious work, will also need to be prep...

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