Come and watch young practitioners pit their advocacy skills against one another at the final of the ECC-SAL International Mooting Competition 2016 on 12 January 2016. Following four successful editions of the competition since 2012, the contest this year includes young advocates from Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Singapore. Advancing after 6 gruelling rounds involving 26 other teams of earnest, young legal eagles, the finalists now argue their case before an illustrious panel of judges at the Supreme Court Basement 2 Auditorium.
5:00 – 5:30 pm Registration and Tea Reception
5:30 – 7:30 pm Mooting Competition Final
Admission is free. Please log on to www.sal-e.org.sg to register for the event. Registration closes at 6:00 pm on 8 January 2016. A confirmation email will also be sent to all successful registrants. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6332 4388.
About the Competition
The ECC-SAL International Mooting Competition 2016 gives young lawyers and legal service officers in the region with an opportunity to showcase and hone their skills as advocates. Open to lawyers and legal service officers who have been in practice for no more than three years, the competition aims to facilitate cross-border exchanges amongst the next generation of advocates in the Asia-Pacific region. In particular, it is hoped that those participating in the competition will be provided with a platform through which to build on their skills as advocates and, perhaps no less important, to foster working relationships with their counterparts from other jurisdictions in the region.
The moot problem is based on a contract law dispute that is to be governed by English law set by Assistant Professor Alvin See Wei-Liang of the School of Law, Singapore Management University and Associate Professor Lim Lei Theng of the Law Faculty, National University of Singapore. The winning team will be offered an all-expenses-paid two-week internship at Essex Court Chambers in London, one of the leading commercial sets of barristers’ chambers in England.