Dr Victoria McCloud (a part-time CSLS DPhil student) was a judge at the final of the LSE law Department’s 'LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot' on 29th February. The details are below:
The LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot competition is dedicated to the consideration of areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The oral rounds of the moot competition run alongside an associated networking event during which participants engage with a number of workshops, discussions, and panels focused on the gamut of SOGI/LGBT+ issues and their interface with the law. Together, the moot competition and wider event bring together LGBT and ally students, campaigners, practitioners, and members of the judiciary. The inaugural competition in 2016 focused on a problem that highlighted the potential tension between LGBT+ equality and the freedoms of speech and religion in a scenario derived from the Asher’s Bakery case. It attracted almost 50 teams from across the UK, and was won by a team from the University of Oxford.