Law students’ success in mooting and mediation competitions

Kent Law School students have been demonstrating their skills in mooting and mediation competitions around the world during 2019.

In March, a team of two Canadian students from Kent Law School won the MacKay Cup, a prestigious UK Canadian Law mooting competition.

Students Simona Petti and Manwinder Singh scooped the trophy after beating a team from the University of Sussex in the final held at Gray’s Inn, London.

Also in March, a team of Kent Law School student mediators scooped two awards at an international mediation competition in Athens, Greece.

Final-year law students Margo Sabbah, Nadia Mauro and India Hughes were one of 52 teams competing in the 18th International Law School Mediation Tournament, sponsored by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution.

Together, the team won an award for fourth best International Client Team, while Margo won an individual award for being the seventh best International Mediator.

Then in April, student and aspiring barrister, Mark Nagy-Miticzky saw his mooting experiences at Kent pay off in helping him secure more than £20k in scholarships from Inner Temple and BPP.

During his four-year International Legal Studies degree, Mark took part in a Landmark Property Moot and reached the quarter-final of an Inner Temple Moot. He was also awarded ‘Best Mooter’ for his performance in a Kent Law School Evidence Moot.

Mark said: ‘Having these competitions on my CV makes it easy to check the box for mooting experiences, but the public speaking skills also meant I was somewhat more comfortable selling myself in my answers.’

Kent Law School is one of the UK’s leading law schools. It has a distinctive critical approach, placing law within the wider context of society. Recognised excellence in teaching, world-class research, and an award-winning law clinic create an intellectually stimulating environment in which to study the law.