Caoimhe Gethings & Andrea Whelton triumph in National Moot


(L to R) Tom Casey, A&L Goodbody, Caoimhe Gethings, Mr Justice John MacMenamin, Andrea Whelton and Ms Justice Carmel Steward

Sutherland School of Law congratulates two of our final year students, Caoimhe Gethings and Andrea Whelton, who were overall winners of the 10th National Moot Court Competition. Over 30 teams from 12 institutions competed in the biggest competition to date, sponsored by A&L Goodbody. Four teams – two from UCD, one from Cambridge and one from DCU – progressed to the semi-finals before the final between UCD and DCU.

The final was judged by Mr Justice John MacMenamin of the Supreme Court,  Ms Justice Carmel Stewart of the High Court and A&L Goodbody partner Tom Casey.

Caoimhe, a final year BCL Law with Economics student has extensive debating and mooting experience and was recognised as the best speaker at the competition.  Andrea, a final year Business and Law student has also a very successful record in debating and mooting, representing UCD many times in Ireland and the UK. She has previously won a medal for oratory from UCD Law Society, the Cecil Lavery Moot and was twice a semi-finalist in the Irish Times Debating Competition.  

The Dean and Staff of Sutherland School of Law warmly congratulate these two outstanding students on their success.