The concept of the Collas Crill MOOT is one that has become incredibly familiar for The Ladies’ College Sixth Form. Every year, Collas Crill, local offshore law firm, hold a series of MOOTs for all year 12 students across the island. This year, a record was broken with 100 students taking part from four of the island’s Sixth Form schools and colleges, in which pairs of students are placed in a mock courtroom trial situation, submitting cases for fictional scenarios and judged at each round by Lawyers from Collas Crill, having been coached prior to this by a selection of Collas Crill Paralegals and Trainees.
This year proved incredibly successful for The Ladies’ College as four of our teams placed 3rd, 4th and joint 5th with another team taking to the Finals last night, meaning that all but one team in the top five were from The Ladies’ College. A big CONGRATULATIONS to Rosie de Carteret and Lauren de Jersey who walked away from the Royal Court last night as winners of the Collas Crill MOOT 2022.
“I had a really positive experience taking part in the MOOT. Rosie and I found it easy to agree on which roles suited one other best and preparing for each round was not too difficult a task. The training sessions were extremely helpful, and the experience has helped with my public speaking and teamwork skills, along with gaining knowledge about cases and how a court works. Us getting into the Final was extremely unexpected as we decided to join so that we could put this towards our College Diploma and to learn about it something new. Winning was even more of a surprise, but I am very happy about it!” – Lauren
“I also had a very positive MOOT experience, as it really helped to improve and develop many skills, including confidence, critical thinking, and the ability to structure and develop convincing arguments in a professional setting. There was fantastic mentoring from the Collas Crill team, which gave us great insight into the world of law and ending up in the final in a genuine courtroom setting really completed the experience. Whilst law was never something I'd previously considered; MOOT has certainly opened it as a new potential career option. I know Lauren and I have both really enjoyed this great opportunity, and we would certainly recommend it to anyone who is considering doing MOOT in the future!” – Rosie
As a College, we are always so incredibly proud of our students’ achievements, and this years Collas Crill is no different. Displaying good structure, good reference to materials, having good projection and addressing the other side’s argument well were just a few of the comments from the Judges over the past few weeks. All of the Lower Sixth students involved did us proud and many CONGRATULATIONS again to Rosie and Lauren on their fantastic achievement.