Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship 2014

by | Nov 13, 2014

Saturday 22 November 2014 (6th Week)

This exciting new event, coinciding with UK Disability History Month, aims to promote the intellectual study of disability and its intersection with domestic and international law. It has been established by Wadham Graduate students and the Oxford Law Faculty. The Grand Final of the Championship and Conversazione are open to the public and will be held at 3pm and 5pm respectively at Keble College on Saturday 22nd November in the beautiful Keble College Chapel. 

If you would like to attend any part of this event, please use this link.

Timetable

3.00pm             The Grand Final, Keble College Chapel

This year’s Mooting Championship will examine tort law and civil justice issues relating to damages for disabled claimants. Watch skilled law students go head to head in this mock court case to debate a legal problem. The contestants in the Grand Final will be judged by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC, former President of the UK Supreme Court, Professor Timothy Endicott, Dean of the Oxford Law Faculty, Ms Helen Mountfield QC of Matrix Chambers, and Ian Gatt QC, Head of the Advocacy Group at Herbert Smith Freehills.

4.15pm             Afternoon Tea, the ARCO Building, Keble College

5.00pm             ConversazioneKeble College Chapel 

This panel discussion is on the theme ‘Building on the 2012 Paralympic Legacy: Social Attitudes, Equality Law and Participation in Public Life’. It will be moderated by Lord Macdonald QC, former Director of Public Prosecutions and Warden of Wadham College, and panelists will include will include Alison Lapper MBE, celebrated artist and subject of the Marc Quinn sculpture ‘Alison Lapper Pregnant’, which appeared on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square,  Mr Steven Frost, the former Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Professor Anna Lawson, Chair in Law at the University of Leeds, and author and journalist Ms Katharine Quarmby.

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

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