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 Trails (all of which are being held online this year due to you know what) which aim to prepare our members for external competitions and the wider world.
For Mooting, members will be divided into firms of 3 or 4 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 2020/21 Committee:
President: James O'Connor
Vice President: Gavin Coates
Secretary: Vicky Boothby
Treasurer: Zain Ayoob
Heads of Year 1: Harry Rushton and Abby Wallace
Heads of Year 2: Ollie Murrell and Kavan Thickett
Social Secretary: Jessie Melroy
Mock Trial reps: Andy Reynolds and Lefteris Nwanyanwu
Membership runs from 1st August to 31st July each year