With another AGM concluded, we have bid our farewells to the Committee of 2021-2022 and welcomed in our new Committee for 2022-2023. This year's AGM was held in a hybrid fashion with members voting in person in the Old Senate Room as well as virtually. President Grace Walker briefed the members of our successes over the last year including the biggest turn out in our annual Staff v Student Moot as well as one of the highest memberships of any law society on campus. Chief amongst our achievements was the relaunch of the Family Law Moot, sponsored by Patience and Buchan. The Aberdeen specialist family law firm has very kindly offered to not just provide the moot problem and 2 solicitors to judge the final, but have also offered work experience to the winning team of mooters at their offices. A first in the Mooting Society's history. With a few constitutional amendments made, including introducing a non-voting Committee position for a staff member of the School of Law to assist in training mooters, voting moved on to electing a new Committee. The results are as follows:
President: Syed M. Humaid Adil
Vice-President: Melina Otifeh
Treasurer: Harine Raaj
Secretary: William McGoldrick
Social Secretary: Beth Parry
Senior External Moot Coordinator: Nivethitha Mathavan
Senior Internal Moot Coordinator: Iona Pernthaller
Junior External Moot Coordinator: Sonya Jones
Junior Internal Moot Coordinator: Fan Faro
Master of Moots (Non-voting): Dr Jonathan Ainslie
Congratulations to those elected, and many thanks to the outgoing Committee!
We have some exciting news!
After a hiatus of nine years, the University of Aberdeen Mooting Society is restarting a blog, moving over from our previous website to this one hosted by Weebly. Our posts will continue the general trend from the previous blog regarding competitions our mooters take part in as well as events hosted by the Society. We have exciting plans for this page and hope to expand to a number of different areas, including a podcast covering an introduction to mooting for new members of the Society.
We hope that you will enjoy our insights on our new site as well as our future successes!