Salford Business School 15.07.24

GRADUATION 2021: Laying down the Law

A student who came second in a national law competition has nailed success yet again with a first in her degree.

Shauna Lennon, 21 from Blakely, Manchester was part of the team from the University of Salford who came second in a national mooting competition, beating Oxford on the way to the final.

Shauna, and her teammate Alexandria Edgar from the LLB Law course in the Business School came second out of 64 in the ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition.

Mooting is a mock court hearing that involves participants to analyse a problem, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions, and present an oral argument. It simulates real-life court procedures and prepares students for the reality of researching, preparing and arguing an actual case.

For getting to the final, where they lost Kings College London, will now have the opportunity of a mini-pupillage.

And Shauna, 21 from Blakely, Manchester, said: “Nothing compares to mooting, there is so much to gain from taking part. Its enjoyable and challenging. We would look at the problem and wonder how we were going to do.

“It was very satisfying and rewarding to get a problem and have to solve it.”

As well as the pupillage the two have won £750 each, with the university getting £500.