If you would like to improve your advocacy and research skills, gain a little more confidence or just compete for fun, then the MARS society is here to help. We hold competitive leagues for both Mooting and Mock Trials which aim to prepare our members for external competitions and the wider world.
For Mooting, members will be divided into teams and will be tasked with researching and advocating for a number of scenarios that correspond with your module content. This means that even if you don't see yourself as a mooter, there may be a role for you in researching or drafting for your assigned firm.
For Mock Trials, the events tend to be more individual with events like Conferencing and Bail applications being held in the coming months. These competitions handle the more practical areas of practice, with Bail applications more frequently being used at Pupillage interviews.
Whether you are a law student or not, the skills and techniques you will learn are widely applicable across a range of roles. Confidence, public speaking ability and refined researching skills are very valuable skills in the workplace. On top of being great to put on your C.V and an opportunity to meet and socialise with other students, there will also be awards for the top firms of each year.
Meet the 2021/2022 Committee:
President: Abby Wallace
Vice President: Jessie Melroy
Secretary: Robbie White
Treasurer: Vicky Boothby
Heads of Year 1: Charlotte Harwood and Emily Donnelly
Heads of Year 2: Harry Rushton
Social Secretary: Natalia Flis
Mock Trial reps: Lucy Joyce and Grace Richardson
Membership runs from 1st August to 31st July each year