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moot

1. a discussion or debate of a hypothetical case or point, held as an academic activity
2. (in Anglo-Saxon England) an assembly, mainly in a shire or hundred, dealing with local legal and administrative affairs
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Mooting is already a major activity at Bangor, with the Law School having hosted eight internal competitions and competed in five external contests in 2014 alone.
Deeksha Sharma from the University of Oxford and a previous moot court judge presented the workshop by highlighting the key concepts of mooting, the rules of the competition and discussed the concerns of participants.
Mooting, which is commonly carried out by law students, simulates court proceedings and involves drafting briefs and composing oral arguments.
THREE part-time students are celebrating after winning the Weekly Law Reports Annual Mooting Competition, a national legal debate.