Mooting is a mock trial where two sides argue a point of law in front of an acting judge, who will then decide which side wins based on the presentations made.
You'll learn how to moot on our Art of Advocacy module, but you can also take part in extra-curricular mooting competitions against other universities.
Mooting is a vital skill to learn if you want to become a barrister, but it's also desirable if you'd like to work in a law firm because you'll develop legal skills of analysis and interpretation. It's also a way to practise and improve your public speaking.
Improve your confidence and gain access to an extended legal network through our negotiation programme.
Negotiation is a key legal skill – many legal disputes do not end up in the courts, but instead are resolved by some form of agreement. We give you an opportunity to prepare, apply and then practise your negotiation skills.
We run a competition that's sponsored by solicitors' firms who then come to Brighton Law School and judge the final. The top teams go on to represent the university at the national negotiation competition, which is sponsored by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.
Client interviewing skills
Client interviewing is an important part of our course content and helps you establish a relationship with the client, learn how to identify the nature of the legal problem, and then obtain the relevant information from the client in order to reach a potential solution.
We also have an extra-curricular client interviewing programme to help you further develop the essential skill of interviewing and advising clients. Sponsored by a local law firm, the programme culminates in an internal competition and the winning students proceed to represent the university in the national Law Society competition.
In 2016, two of our Brighton Law School students, Fionnuala Richardson and Chloe Chatton, won the national competition and went on to represent England and Wales in the international competition in Canada, finishing third in the world.