The LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot competition continues to provide a way for law students to gain trial experience, speak with legal professionals, campaigners and members of the judiciary and learn more about gender identity and sexual orientation and how it interacts with the law. Alongside the mooting competition, there are a number of associated workshops, panels and discussions based on a range of SOGI/LGBT+ issues

Owain Thomas QC is acting as a judge, along with many others, continuing 1COR’s long support of this mooting competition. Owain will be marking teams in three hearings as they hone their advocacy skills. The teams are given a ‘problem’ which, after they have submitted skeleton arguments in advance of the hearings this weekend, they will then argue before a judge. The teams will be judged on fluency, clarity and persuasiveness and how they respond to questioning. The highest scoring eight teams progress to knockout rounds through to the final.

Date: 22nd – 23rd February 2019

Venue: New Academic Building, LSE

Details on the LSE website here.