The Oxford Society for Commercial Law (OSCOLA) partners with Gibson Dunn, a leading City law firm, to organise the Gibson-Dunn OSCOLA Commercial Law Moot. The inaugural competition was held in November 2020.

Applicant teams submit a skeleton argument in response to a moot problem centred on commercial law. The top 8 teams (selected on the basis of their written submissions) proceed to the preliminary oral rounds in Week 8 of Michaelmas Term. In the preliminary oral rounds, each team moots once as the Appellant, and once as the Respondent. The top 4 teams proceed to the semi-final.

The semi-final and final are judged by lawyers from Gibson Dunn. The winning team and runners up win £200 and £100 respectively.

For further details, contact the Oxford Society for Commercial Law at

  • This competition is open to all Oxford students (law and non-law, undergraduate and postgraduate).