Applications are invited for teams of two students to compete in the inaugural Herbert Smith Freehills Disability Mooting Championship: Oxford v Cambridge, which will take place in Oxford on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November 2019. The two-day competition is followed by a panel discussion and an evening reception (including a celebratory dinner). The panel discussion features leading academics in discrimination and equality law, along with high-profile public figures who champion disability rights and work at the forefront of policy-making in this area.

This year the moot problem will focus on discrimination law.  The rules of the competition are available here, aswell as detail on the application process.  The deadline for applications, which should include a team motivational statement and skeleton argument, is 5pm on Tuesday 29 October 2019.

The Herbert Smith Freehills Disability Mooting Championship was the first championship to be established by the Oxford Law Faculty that focuses solely on legal issues affecting persons with a disability. Established in 2014, this event has become hugely successful and is now regarded as one of the Law Faculty’s leading mooting competitions. Following its success, Herbert Smith Freehills have approached the Faculties of Law at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge to establish the first Oxford v Cambridge edition of the Mooting Championship. Herbert Smith Freehills and the Oxford Faculty of Law aim to promote the intellectual study of disability and its intersection with domestic and international law through this event. The mooting championship is designed to showcase the challenges faced by academics and legal practitioners who work in this field. In so doing, it will raise awareness of legal issues facing people with disabilities and the need to increase the representation of disabled people within the legal profession.



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