LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot 2015-16

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Announcing the Inaugural LSE-Featherstone Mooting Competition…

The Department of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science is soon to host the UK’s first mooting competition dedicated to the consideration of areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The mooting competition and networking forum will bring together LGBT and ally students, practitioners, and members of the judiciary.

The competition has been named in honour of Baroness Lynne Featherstone. Lynne was the architect of the equal marriage legislation in England & Wales, commissioned the first ever UK government transgender action plan, and campaigns for LGBT+ rights internationally.

It is inspired by the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition held annually at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law. The Williams Institute competition is in its 12th year, and has become a major fixture on the American moot court circuit. The hope is to emulate the success of the Williams Institute competition as a forum for law students to hone their advocacy skills, learn more about legal issues affecting LGBT people, and network with LGBT members of the legal profession.

The 2015-16 competition is scheduled to take place on Friday 4 – Saturday 5 March 2016, in the New Academic Building at LSE on Lincoln’s Inn Fields in central London.

Should you have any questions regarding the LSE LGBT Moot, please contact us at lselgbtmoot@gmail.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @LGBTmooting and here on Facebook.
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