The Lord Jones Mooting Competition, an annual inter-varsity mooting competition hosted by the University of Dundee and featuring teams from across Scotland, has begun its 2022 chapter. The University of Aberdeen Mooting Society is proud to submit two teams of mooters for the second year in a row to the competition. Today, the mooters from the Society got together virtually with the Coordinators, and last year's Quarter-Finalists, to go over the moot problem, a Scots Criminal Law scenario. Notably, this year's moot will be held in-person at the University of Dundee on the 19th of February 2022, being the first in-person external the Society has participated in since before the start of the Pandemic.
The law relating to whether an individual commits an offence by culpably and recklessly endangering just themselves and to what extent the vague statutory definition of an offensive weapons extends to, is far from certain. This case therefore raises important contemporary issues of criminal law. It will be an exciting (and no doubt daunting) prospect for our mooters to dust off their 1st Year Winter Semester notes on Scots Criminal Law and prepare their submissions for this moot.
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