Mooting and mock trials


Moots are mock trials, without witnesses, which involve two opposing parties arguing a point of law in front of a ‘moot judge’.

Mocks and Moots

Our LLB student mooters develop their public speaking and advocacy skills. Mooting is a great way to practise legal arguments and research. The ability to convey complex argument in an intelligible and structured way is a key skill of a lawyer.

The university has a purpose-designed mooting room on the Greenwich Campus. The facility in the University’s Queen Anne Building is designed to replicate a courtroom and includes full sound and cameras. Greenwich LLB students enter various national mooting competitions and we also have internal competitions. LLB students are mentored by our mooting team tutors.

Mock trials are a form of courtroom role play. In most situations our mock trials are criminal cases. LLB students play the roles of judge, prosecution and defence barrister, clerk, usher, defendant and witnesses. We run a non-scripted mock trial at Woolwich Crown Court and a scripted ‘immersive experience’ trial performed to local schools (usually year 12 and 13). The school students form 12 teams, which represent the 12 members of the jury. The school students decide whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty.

The university also has a Student Advocacy Society, which also organises relevant events.

Law degrees

LLB students can take advantage of employability events and mentoring programmes with law firms and criminal justice organisations and students can also investigate potential miscarriages of justice with the Innocence Project London