Is the moot open to people who do not identify as LGBT+?
Absolutely! Everyone with an interest in sexual orientation and gender identity law is very welcome!
Is the moot open just to LLB students?
The competition is open to all students, including LLB, LLM, LPC, and BPTC students. We expect that most team members will be studying for law degrees, but non-law students are also welcome.
How many teams can take part per university?
Up to two teams per university can register.
What is the LGBT+ faculty mentoring scheme?
We are encouraging LGBT+ faculty members (and ally faculty members with particular expertise in sexual orientation and gender identity law) to support teams from their law schools as they prepare for the competition. This can either be in a formal capacity as a team’s coach, or a more informal role, such as judging a practice moot or taking team members out for coffee. We are happy to try and put teams in touch with LGBT+ faculty members at their university.
I’ve never mooted before, can I take part?
Absolutely! This will be a fun and supportive competition and a great chance to get involved in mooting for the first time. That said, it may be that your own institution will impose criteria as to who can become a member of a mooting team in an external competition.
Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee.
How do I register?
Click on the ‘registration’ link at the top right of this page, follow the guidance there, and return the registration form.
Will there be any subsidy for travel expenses and accommodation costs?
We are currently looking into this, but cannot promise anything at this point in time. There may be funds available to support a team’s participation from your home institution.
If I register, am I guaranteed to take part?
Sadly not. We plan to select the 16 teams that submit the strongest skeleton arguments.
How much help am I allowed during preparation?
Only team members (and coaches) are permitted to research and draft skeletons. You are welcome to receive as much help as you can get after skeleton arguments are submitted! We strongly encourage teams to arrange practice moots.
What other events are happening alongside the moot?
We are planning a range of workshops, talks, and networking events to run alongside the moot. The networking events should be fantastic opportunity to meet LGBT+ and ally practitioners and members of the judiciary. We want to make the competition as educational and as fun as possible! We will be providing further details shortly!
Am I allowed to attend the events if I am not competing?
Yes. We anticipate that some panel discussions, workshops and so on will be open to everyone, but certain networking events will be restricted to competitors.
Will this be a really fun event that I shouldn’t miss out on?
Do please send any further questions you have to the moot organisers who can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org.