Oxford Reaches Last Sixteen of Nuremberg Moot Court 2021

We are proud to announce that the Oxford team reached the Last Sixteen of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2021. This is the first year Oxford has qualified for the oral rounds of the Nuremberg Moot Court, where a maximum of 3 teams are selected from each country.

Earlier this year, after preparing two 9000-word written memoranda representing both the prosecution and the defence, Oxford were one of three teams selected to represent the United Kingdom. They joined 50 teams from universities across the world to make oral submissions in the Preliminary Oral Rounds.

Oxford competed in two Preliminary Oral Rounds on 6 July and 19 July 2021, and achieved the third highest score out of all participating teams. Oxford then advanced to the Last Sixteen round. The team bowed out of the competition at this stage, following a closely fought moot held on 27 July 2021.

Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meant that the team made their submissions virtually, instead of pleading in the usual competition venue: the historic Courtroom 600 in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, where the Nuremberg Trials against the major Nazi war criminals took place from 1945 to 1949. Nonetheless, the team gained valuable experience by conducting extensive research and developing their advocacy skills.

Oxford’s NMC team for 2021 consisted of Daniil Ukhorskiy (BCL, Jesus College), Madeleine Lusted (BCL, St Cross College), William Wong (BCL, Keble College), Aleksandra Ruzikowska (second-year BA Law, University College), and Angel Chun (first-year BA Law, Wadham College). Their coach was Amy Gregg (DPhil Law, Exeter College).

Left to right: Daniil Ukhorskiy, Madeleine Lusted, William Wong, Aleksandra Ruzikowska, Angel Chun