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UCD Law Team wins the National Moot Court Competition 2022

UCD Law Team wins the National Moot Court Competition 2022

(L to R) Méabh de Courcy MacDonnell, Robert O’Sullivan, Ms Justice Carmel Stewart, Mr Justice John McMenamin, Tom Casey and Hugh Joyce

Congratulations to our three final year law students who made up the winning team at The National Moot Court Competition 2022. They were Méabh de Courcy MacDonnell (Stage 4, BCL), Hugh Joyce (Stage 4, Business and Law) and Robert O’Sullivan (Stage 4, BCL).

The National Moot Court Competition, organised by Dublin City University (DCU), is an annual inter-law school event designed to give law students an opportunity to showcase their skills before prominent members of the legal profession.

The competition took place on 19 November in the Criminal Courts of Justice with 26 teams from across Ireland and the UK competing. The final was held in front of a judging panel of Mr Justice John McMenamin of the Supreme Court, Ms Justice Carmel Stewart of the High Court and Tom Casey, Partner at A&L Goodbody Solicitors. The UCD team came up against a strong Dublin City University (DCU) team in the final with Hugh Joyce awarded Best Speaker.

Mooting and Advocacy is a popular subject for final year students in UCD Sutherland School of Law.  It is taught by Associate Professor James McDermott who is a practising barrister and coached the winning UCD team.

UCD Sutherland School of Law

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.