A moot simulates the conditions of a courtroom or arbitration proceedings, and is designed to provide law students with practice in drafting submissions and developing their oral advocacy skills. Mooting is an excellent opportunity for students to build upon a wide variety of skills essential to practice; teamwork, legal writing, research skills and advocacy. Moot Club provides law students a regular opportunity to develop their mooting skills in a non-competitive environment.
In conjunction with the Faculty of Law, Legacy University, The Gambia, AU Watch Moot Club hosts the High School Moot annually to provide high school students with the opportunity to engage in oral advocacy in a court setting.
The dates of the 2020 AU Watch High School Moot are:
• 15 May 2020: Student Registrations Due
• End of May 2020 – Moot Problem Released
• 31 July 2020 – Written Submissions Due
• Weekend 15-16 August – High School Moot (4 preliminary rounds)
• Sunday 23 August 2020 – Grand Final (Supreme Court, The Gambia)
We provide the students with an interesting and high school level appropriate legal problem in which the students represent one of the parties in an appellate court setting. We also provide a mooting guide to assist students in their learning. We can, subject to availability, also provide volunteer moot mentors that can provide assistance to your students in their preparation. These mentors are Legacy University Law Students with mooting experience and blue cards.
If students from your school are interested in competing in the AU Watch High School Moot, please register before 15 May 2020 here:
The competition draw will be posted on this page once available.
But, for more information about our moots please click here.