International Mooting Module: Apply now!

2018-09-20T11:53:21+00:00September 20th, 2018|Careers, Employability, Mooting|

The application deadline for LAW3044 Special Project: International Mooting has now been extended to 23:59 on Sunday 23 September 2018. This module is open to Undergraduate and MA students who will be in their final year of study in 2018/2019, and gives academic credit for participation in one of three international moot court competitions:

(i) the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot
– team coach: Dr Tietie “Frank” Zhang

(ii) the Oxford Intellectual Property Law Moot
– team coach: Professor Robert Burrell

(iii) the Philip C. Jessup International Law Mooting Competition
(Please note that we will no longer participate in the Telders Moot due to schedule conflict)
– team coach: Mr Daniel Franchini

Further information on international mooting can be found on the University of Sheffield School of Law Mooting web page.

Why take the module?

Participating in mooting activities, especially international mooting events such as the three listed above, is an invaluable experience for all law students, particularly those who wish to pursue a career in dispute resolution.
Therefore, we strongly encourage you to submit an application. Please note that we are looking for potential, rather than polished, mooters, and the majority of mooters that have been selected in the past few years have had no previous mooting experience. Therefore, although mooting experience is an advantage, it is by no means necessary. It goes without saying that participation in this module will significantly enhance your research, oral, and written communication skills and will be valued by potential employers.

How to apply

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter to the module convenor Frank Zhang ( by 23:59 on Sunday 23 September 2018, and copy the coach of the team(s) you wish to apply for, as indicated above.
CVs should outline any mooting/ public speaking/ debating experience, teamwork skills, and any experience of the relevant areas of law (including whether you have selected related modules in the coming academic year) that you have. Cover letters should include the reasons for applying and suitability to participate on a team, your ability to commit time-wise, and should indicate which team(s) (in order of preference, if more than one) the applicant would like to be a part of.

Selection will take place by way of competitive interview and a mini-moot court exercise during the week of 24 September. Once selected for the team, you will have the opportunity to add LAW3044 to your module selection and to drop an alternative module during the add/drop process at the beginning of the Autumn semester.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Frank Zhang ( and/or the specific team’s coach as detailed above. If you would like more information such as the module outline, please contact Frank before 23rd September.

For further information on international mooting visit the University of Sheffield School of Law Mooting web page.