Moots
My First Moot

My First Moot

Heart-racing, palms sweating, mind spinning – does this sound familiar to you? No, I’m not describing the average guy before he confesses to his crush, I’m just describing what the average person feels like before he enters the room for his first moot. Mooting can be an overwhelming yet enriching (or so they say) experience,...
B.A. Mallal Moot 2017

B.A. Mallal Moot 2017

The annual B.A. Mallal Moot is one of Singapore’s oldest and most prestigious domestic mooting competitions, organized by the NUS Law Mooting and Debating Club (MDC). Proudly sponsored by Allen & Gledhill LLP, all semi-finalists were awarded A&G internships. The top 4 finalists and the best memorial submission also received attractive cash prizes. The Grand...
Dentons Rodyk Moots 2017

Dentons Rodyk Moots 2017

Every year, first years spend weeks and weeks preparing to “please the court”. After the culmination of this preparation, five outstanding mooters are chosen to go before real judges and practitioners to test their mettle. It is a display of linguistic mastery, intimate knowledge of the law, and if that isn’t enough, there’s free beer...
Advocacy Cup 2017

Advocacy Cup 2017

2017’s edition of the annual Advocacy Cup, sponsored once again by Drew & Napier, was the stuff out of thrillers. It involved drugs, betrayal, two forms of piracy (criminal conspiracy and pirate piracy), luxurious sailboats and copious usage of the word ‘Sayang’. And this year’s finalists duked it out like duelling captains from the days...
Gowling WLP IP Moot 2017

Gowling WLP IP Moot 2017

I’d always thought that Regina was just an ordinary name (think: Regina George from Mean Girls), but of course, that’s largely attributed to my atrocious knowledge of Latin.   The Moot Problem The finalists had to deal with two main issues; firstly, whether the application for the mark “REX & REGINA” filed by Pens ‘R’...
WongPartnership Arbitration Moot Finals 2017

WongPartnership Arbitration Moot Finals 2017

With the dreaded Y1 LARC moots coming up in less than a month, I thought it would be a pretty good idea to watch the WongP International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2017 Finals, in order to get a rough idea of what I’ll be getting myself into. And I get to write an article, which is...
B.A. Mallal Moots 2016

B.A. Mallal Moots 2016

It’s that time of the year for awesome reception food the intellectually-stimulating Mallal Moot Finals! Two months of intensive preparation ultimately boiled down to an exciting stand-off on the evening of 14th September, where our four finalists duelled to win this prestigious competition. A little background information: Proudly sponsored by Allen & Gledhill LLP, the...
Rodyk Moots 2016

Rodyk Moots 2016

It’s that time of the year again for the Rodyk Moots, an annual event where the LARC bell-curve destroyers are invited on stage to strut their stuff. It is truly a mark of their mad skills that despite the bench’s unrelenting questions and red herrings, none failed to please the court.     First up...
Advocacy Cup 2016

Advocacy Cup 2016

The 2016 edition of the Advocacy Cup sponsored by Drew & Napier LLC that was held on the evening of the 1st of April was a timely reminder for Year 1s slaving under LARC, such as myself, that mooting was not easy. In addition to a gruelling panel of esteemed judges (consisting of Honourable Judicial...
WongPartnership International Commercial Arbitration Moot

WongPartnership International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Introduction The annual WongPartnership International Commercial Arbitration Moot took place on 1st March in the NUS Moot Court. Emerging from a total of 107 Year 1 and 2 students from SMU and NUS, the finalists were – Lim Wei Shen Mark (NUS) and Liew Dominic Junior (SMU), for the Claimants and Choo Ian Ming (NUS)...
Jessup Moot 2016

Jessup Moot 2016

  Here’s the running diary based on choice tweets and live updates provided on a pro bono basis from certain local law undergraduates from last Saturday’s Singapore National Round of the Philip C Jessup Moot 2016. We will not be providing details of the moot problem as there are more important matters to get to. From...
Mallal Moot Competition 2015!

Mallal Moot Competition 2015!

Mallal Moot Competition 2015 is officially over! Mallal Moot Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest mooting competitions, organized by NUS Law’s very own Mooting and Debating Club, proudly sponsored by Allen & Gledhill LLP.   The preliminaries for this Moot Competition started as early as 28 August, when the Moot Problem was...