University of Aberdeen Mooting Society
Est. in 1987
The Mooting Society is one of the original student societies at the University of Aberdeen aimed primarily at students studying law. Our focus is on those law students who wish to enter the legal profession, in particular those who wish to pursue a career in advocacy, and we organise a whole host of events, activities and competitions throughout the year that can help students along the way. We provide great opportunities for students to show that they have the skills necessary to enter professional legal practice. Membership of our Society and competing in our competitions looks great on your CV and helps develop members' abilities to handle legal materials and use them effectively, presenting arguments, working under pressure and to short time constraints and critically analysing legal problems. Employers today are looking for more than just a good degree. They are looking for students to show they have some of the practical skills set out above but that is enough on the importance of advocacy in legal education from us, read on what Lord Mackay, our Honorary President, had to say about advocacy.
I am delighted to have been asked, as Honorary President of the Law Mooting Society of the University of Aberdeen, to provide this foreword to the Society's first handbook.
Foreword to the First Edition of the University of Aberdeen Mooting Society's Guide to Mooting by The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mackay of Clashfern, The Lord Chancellor, London, August 1991.