In March 2022, I helped organise a student mooting competition and networking / fundraising event collaborating with the National Community Law Project, the student-run Law Society and the Junior Lawyers Division of the local Law Society. The event raised over £700 in total.
The National Community Law Project was founded by a Cardiff Law graduate and is now directed by two Cardiff Law graduates. They provide legal advice to those who cannot afford to go to a solicitor. For more information see: https://communitylawproject.com/
In addition to helping to organise and coordinate the event, I took part in a ‘Lecturers vs Barristers’ Moot. A moot is basically a fake trial. This turned the tables on the lecturers team since rather than setting the moot, we had to actually take part. I had not mooted before!
Although the lecturer team (narrowly) won the moot, we still took part in the forfeit. This consisted of a ‘wet sponge throw’: we were locked in stocks while people paid to throw sponges soaked with cold water at us!
A video compilation of the spongings can be found here:
The Go Fund Me page can be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/national-community-law-project-moot-donations