Students to go head-to-head in first UK law school triathlon

Olivia Miller
Mooting Chamber, Kent Law School

Students from law schools across the UK will have the opportunity to compete in the country’s first National Law Student Triathlon in Spring 2022.

Hosted by Kent Law School and sponsored by Thomson Reuters, the Triathlon will offer a unique opportunity for law students to test their skills in negotiation, trial advocacy and mooting.

To showcase their lawyering skills, each team of competitors will be presented with the same civil case which they will pursue through negotiation, first instance court appearance and appeal.

Up to 24 law schools will compete in the event which will be hosted at the University’s Canterbury campus over the course of a residential weekend on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2022.

Kent’s Wigoder Law Building, which boasts a state-of-the-art replica courtroom, will be the focus for much of the competition.

Kent Law School’s Director of Lawyering Skills, Darren Weir, said: ‘The Triathlon promises to be a mega event and many of our students are already looking forward to the prospect of representing Kent in the challenge. The students who enter this competition will really be telling future employers how committed they are. We want to showcase, in a single event, the array of lawyering skills that undergraduate students at Kent Law School and from across the country are now doing as part of their degrees.

‘The event is directed at students who have not taken part in external competitions before which is why the weekend will also include talks and workshops designed to inspire students to pursue a career in the legal profession. There will be all sorts of prizes for the students as well as one for the law school of the winning team.’

Law schools will be invited by Kent Law School to enter teams of two students in the Autumn term of the 2021/2022 academic year.

Schools can follow @LawTriathlon on Twitter and/or @LawTriathlon on Instagram for updates.

Kent’s Wigoder Law Building, Canterbury Campus

Kent Law School moot, Wigoder Building