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. 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. 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. The inaugural Herbert Smith Freehills Disability Mooting Championship: Oxford v Cambridge took place in Oxford in November 2019. 

For more information on how to participate in the competition, contact the Mooting Programme at mooting@law.ox.ac.uk.