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April 22, 2021

Compos Mentis Legal Practitioners has collaborated with Nnamdi Azikiwe University’s Faculty of Law to host the inaugural CMLP-UNIZIK Moot Competition.

Six UniZik teams (chambers) started the competition earlier this month and the final Moot Trial is scheduled for Friday 23rd April 2021.

Cash prizes will be won as well as internship opportunities at Compos Mentis.

Date: 23rd April 2021 – Grand Final

Venue: Moot Court, Faculty of Law. Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Awka, Anambra.

Time: 9:00 AM

What is a Moot Competition?

A moot court competition simulates a court hearing (usually an appeal against a final decision), in which participants analyse a problem, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions, and present oral argument. Moot problems are typically set in areas of law that are unsettled or that have been subject to recent developments. They usually involve two grounds of appeal, argued by each side. 

The procedure imitates that followed in real courts: the judge enters, the mooters and the judge bow to each other, the clerk announces the matter, the mooters give their appearances and are then called on in turn to present their submissions, the judge asks questions of the mooters, the court adjourns, and the judge then returns to deliver a brief judgment and some feedback.

Mooting is not the same as public speaking or debating, although it shares some common elements with these activities. It is a specialised application of the art of persuasive advocacy. It has been part of the process of training lawyers for centuries – source

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