MOOTING

"Mooting has become firmly established as part of the law faculty's curriculum. Students in all our programmes are keen to participate in mooting. They value the skills that mooting develops and are eager to participate in international competitions. Our success in developing mooting and in competitions has largely been due to the students enthusiasm for mooting."

Mr. Peter Rhodes
Professional Consultant

Our students take part in mooting to improve their advocacy skills and confidence in court like settings and annually participate in local, regional and international competitions with the Faculty’s support.

A “moot” is a mock legal proceeding in which you, as one of our students, argue in a case specially designed to challenge and develop your oral and written advocacy skills. Mooting skills are essential if you wish to become a lawyer and competitions provide an excellent means for you to get a taste of what it is like to act as a lawyer in court in real life. It is a stimulating way for you to improve your legal research, legal reasoning, advocacy, communication and case analysis skills as well as your ability to think quickly on your feat and self confidence.

For each moot a member of the Faculty will be appointed as an advisor to each team and will supervise their preparation and participation. Participating in some mooting teams may in some instances be credited towards degree completion.

Annual Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

In March 2009 a team made up of PCLL and JD students represented the Faculty and University in this moot in Washington D.C by winning the qualifying round against the University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong, and took home four out of five prizes available, including Best Team, Best Oralist, and Runner-up to the Best Oralist.

This moot is the world’s largest and most prestigious mooting competition. Now in its 51st year it has participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The competition simulates disputes between countries before the International Court of Justice of the United Nations. Thousands of students around the world participate in this moot and teams must first participate in fiercely competitive qualifying regional rounds to earn the right to advance to the international rounds. If you take part in this moot, you will be coached by Professor Michael Ramsden. More…

The Annual Willem C. Vis / Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot

This moot is one of the pre-eminent global mooting competitions held for students. The moot aims to develop student interest and participation in international commercial arbitration and commercial law by providing students the opportunity to moot a case involving real issues likely to arise in these areas. It provides you an excellent opportunity to learn and develop skills necessary for a future career in alternative dispute resolution. If you take part in this moot, you will be coached by Mr. Peter Rhodes, one of the Faculty's professional consultants. More…

Annual Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot

This moot is designed to raise awareness of international humanitarian and social issues. Competitors are judged on the basis of their advocacy skills and knowledge of international humanitarian law. This competition is organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. If you take part in this moot you will be coached by Professor Michael Ramsden. More…

Joint University Mooting Competition

This competition is organised by the Advocacy and Mooting Society of the Student Union of the University of Hong Kong. A team of law students from the CUHK LLB Programme won this competition in March 2009. The team was supported by the Undergraduate Law Society and a member of Faculty.

Mooting Success

The Faculty is extremely proud of the success of its mooting teams details can be found here.