Oxford v Cambridge Clifford Chance Roman Law Moot Court Competition
The Oxford v Cambridge Clifford Chance Roman Law Moot Court Competition has the purpose of bringing together students who have an interest in Roman Law from two ancient rivals: the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The objective of the Varsity Roman Law Moot is primarily educational: it assists students in comprehending a compulsory course in the Oxford and Cambridge syllabus. However, it is also a very enjoyable social and intellectual event for the team of four undergraduate students from each University, and for the coaches and academics involved. The moot problem typically involves a mixture of issues and disputes in the field of Roman private law, including delict, contract and property law.
The 2010 Oxford team (l-r): Natasha Hausdorff (Lincoln), Michael Harper (Somerville), Ervin Tan (St Hilda's) and Anish Patel (Somerville)
The Dean, Professor Timothy Endicott, Mr Fraser Campbell (Clifford Chance LLP and Fellow of All Souls), Anastais Bykova and David Lambert (Cambridge) during the 2010 moot
The Regius Professors of Civil Law presiding at the 2010 moot (l-r): Professor David Ibbetson (Cambridge) and Professor Boudewijn Sirks (Oxford)
University of Oxford 2009 Oxford v Cambridge Roman law mooting team (l-r): Scott Coleman (Brasenose), Joshua Folkard (University), Emeric Monfront (Christ Church), Di Yu (Brasenose), Marie Lucienne Lambert (Clifford Chance LLP), Natalia Wise (Clifford Chance LLP) and, foreground, Philip Ahlquist (Magdalen, coach) with the perpetual shield
The Varsity Roman Law Moot, which is held alternately in Oxford and in Cambridge, takes place in Trinity Term; the problem is released at the beginning of Trinity.
- This competition is open to undergraduate students.