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L-R: Ellie-Mae Toole and Emmeline Chiew.

Exeter Team Runners Up at Irish Law Moot in Dublin

Ellie-Mae Toole and Emmeline Chiew, first and second year law undergraduates respectively, placed second in the Thomas Finlay Memorial Moot 2016 held in Dublin on 26-27 February 2016.

The moot was organized by University College Dublin, and sponsored by Matheson. This was Exeter’s first time competing in the competition. The team was coached by Ms Karen Walsh.

The Exeter team competed against the University of Limerick, the University of Bristol, Maynooth University and King’s College London in the preliminary rounds, before winning against the University of Southampton in the semi-finals. The team then progressed to the finals against the University of Bristol.

When talking about the team’s mooting experience in Dublin, Emmeline commented that “this moot allowed us to practice our oral advocacy, and highly emphasised the importance of thinking on one’s feet during judicial intervention.”

Ellie-Mae added, “for me as a first year mooter, this competition was a perfect opportunity for increasing confidence in the moot room, and I sincerely hope other students get involved, too.’

The Law School’s mooting programme is directed by Dr Kubo Mačák and run jointly with the Bracton Law Society mistresses of the moot (Meghan Bryson and Eleanor Sharrock in 2015/16; Amy Carter and Ellie-Mae Toole in 2016/17).  

Date: 4 April 2016

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