Oxford Disability Moot 2018

10th November 2018

Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, OX1 3UA, 3pm

Skilled law students go head to head in the Grand Final of the Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship.

A panel of distinguished judges will decide which team has the most persuasive advocacy skills at this mock court competition.

Organised by Wadham students and alumni, this prestigious moot court competition, focused on disability issues and judged by an expert panel, invites you to attend the event Grand Final and Conversazione.

Established by the Oxford Law Faculty, The Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship promotes the intellectual study of disability and its intersection with domestic and international law.

The Grand Final will be judged by Lord Justice Singh, Lord Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales; Helen Mountfield QC, founder member of Matrix Chambers and Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford; and Daniel Hudson, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills. Audience members will have the opportunity to hear the reasoning of these senior judges and witness their interactions with contestants. 

To celebrate the centenary of The Parliament (Qualification of Women Act), which gained royal assent in November 1918 this year's panel discussion is on the theme ‘Celebrating the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage: What more needs to be done to improve the enfranchisement and representation of disabled people in British Politics and the Legal Profession?’ 

This year's panellists are: Jane Burton; Debbie Foster; John Horan; Damian Haywood and it will be chaired by Kate O’Regan. 

Members of the University, invited guests and members of the public are welcome to attend the Grand Final and panel discussion. 

The Law Faculty and Organising Committee are grateful for the generous support and enthusiasm provided by Herbert Smith Freehills and their Disability Network. 

The Organising Committee: Dr Marie Tidball, Director of the Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Project; Dr Luke Rostill, Vice Chair; Anna Ventouratou, Moot Coordinator; Amy Howlett (Undergraduate Chair); Hannah Bowden-Rooke, Moot Administrator; Tom Jeffrey, Treasurer; Andy Garratt, Liaison Officer; Tarafa Holford, Communications and Julia Brechtelsbauer, Access Assistant 

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