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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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It will welcome law students from across the country on November 19 and 20 for the competition which will see teams from a number of Welsh Law Schools and the Open University competing for the prestigious title of Mooting Champions of Wales.
At the end of the moot, the judges give their judgement on the law and they also decide who is the winning team, in terms of mooting skills.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Lord Thomas stressed the importance of students gaining advocacy and mooting skills as a way of preparing for a career in the legal profession.
Rachel, 20, of Hemlington, said: "I have been lucky enough to make it through to the finals, where I will be mooting in front of Lord Toulson.
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.