Budding lawyers shine in mock court competition

Budding lawyers took to the stand to argue a moot problem as part of a law competition hosted by the University of Wolverhampton.

Lauren Callaghan and Reece Leel represented Highfields in the competition. They analysed a legal problem, researched the relevant law, prepared written submissions and presented a legal argument before a panel of judges from the University's Law School in the form of a simulated court hearing. 

Highfields was one of six schools to make it through to the finals of the competition and secured second place, missing out on first place by just two points.

Lauren and Reece were presented with a finalists trophy and received a £20 Amazon voucher each, presented to them by High Sheriff of the West Midlands, Dr Keith Bradshaw.  

Teacher, Mrs C.Madden, said: “The judges praised the students highly for their efforts in preparing and presenting their case, likening the standard of their moot to that of undergraduate level students.  

“The experience has been extremely valuable in building up the confidence of our students, in particular their presentation and public speaking skills.  

“There was a great sense of team spirit throughout and the students should be very proud of their achievements in the competition.”

Posted on April 4, 2017 .