A moot competition involves a simulated court environment that allows law students to participate in mock legal proceedings. The moot court typically refers to an appellate court, rather than a mock trial by jury, therefore does not involve witness testimony or the presentation of evidence. Instead, its focus is on the application of the law to a set of facts and evidentiary assumptions.
Mooting provides an excellent opportunity to students to hone skills in drafting memoranda and presenting arguments, as well as many opportunities for travel. The School is actively involved in university competitions at the Scottish, national and international levels.
The School is fortunate enough to have its own mock court room, named the Sir Alexander Stone court room, which was made possible by the generosity of Sir Alexander Stone. He was also responsible for the Alexander Stone Chair of Commercial Law, currently held by Professor Iain MacNeil.
Lady Stone continues to support the Sir Alexander Stone National Legal Debate, open to all Scottish law schools, which holds the final round of the contest each year at the School's court room.