Themis School of Law boasts an outstanding mooting programme, offering undergraduate law students the opportunity to participate in an extensive range of competitions, both national and international.
WHAT IS MOOTING? Mooting is very different, albeit with a few similar elements, to other forms of public speaking. It is a very celebrated legacy in the training of lawyers, spanning over many centuries. It essence with practice and instruction it teaches lawyers the art of persuasive and skillful advocacy. It is the focal feature of the Bar Vocational Course where rigorous training is offered to graduates in order to improve their argumentative and analytical capabilities.
The moot court competition mimics how an actual court hearing would be (usually at the stage of an appeal against a decision made by the judge). The first step is for participants to analyze a given set of facts and a prior decision as set out by the judge, research all the points of law present in the appeal (usually two), prepare written submissions regarding the moot problem, and finally, present their arguments orally in front of a panel of judges. The area of law that is inherent in the moot problem is usually one that is complex, uncertain, or subject to recent developments.
Further, the conduct of participants follow the conduct of an actual court proceeding, thus familiarizing students with courtroom protocol: the judge enters the room, the mooters and judge bow to one another, the court clerk announces the issue, the mooters introduce themselves and are then called upon to deliver their submissions, in turn, the judge asks questions from them, the mooters rebut the opposing arguments, the court adjourns, and finally the judge reenters with his decision, comments, and feedback.
Although there are numerous reasons why students (should) moot we have listed its key advantages: It facilitates students
For most students, mooting is a challenging and intellectually stimulating activity. Even though it can be very intimidating at times there is no doubt about it being both rewarding and just plain fun.
Themis School of Law has one of the best mooting programmes in Pakistan. At Themis School of Law our students have the opportunity to participate in international and national mooting competitions in addition to internal moot tournaments. Students will have regular mooting workshops and training at Themis School of Law to ensure that each student reaches his/her true mooting potential.
Here comes a successful end to the first intra mooting competition of the academic year 2016-17. We would like to congratulate the wining team along with the runner ups.
We wish all the participants and other students, with the hope they are motivated, the very best for the future moot competitions.
On this occasion we would also like to thank the judges who, out of their tight working schedule, did not only judge the competition but gave the participants a good flavor of how advocacy in the actual court works like. The panel of judges for this competition consisted of:
1) Mr. Hassan Arif, Senior Associate at MCAS&W
2) Mr. Syed Maqbool Hussain Shah, Senior Associate at Hussain & Haider Corporate Legal Consultants
3) Mr. Ameer Nausherwaan, Senior Associate at Liaquat Merchant Associates
We would, further, take this opportunity to thank the Themis Law Society members, as mentioned below, for their immense efforts to make this competition a success.
1) Ms. Rahema Hassan – Mistress of Moots
2) Ms. Ailya Arshad – Deputy to the Mistress of Moots
For any queries or suggestion about mooting, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org