UCD Law team wins the National Moot Court Competition 2022

UCD Law team wins the National Moot Court Competition 2022

Pictured (left–right): Méabh de Courcy MacDonnell, Robert O’Sullivan, Ms Justice Carmel Stewart, Mr Justice John McMenamin, Tom Casey and Hugh Joyce

Three final year law students at UCD Sutherland School of Law comprised the winning team at The National Moot Court Competition 2022.

They were Méabh de Courcy MacDonnell (Stage 4, BCL), Hugh Joyce (Stage 4, business and law) and Robert O’Sullivan (Stage 4, BCL).

The competition, organised by Dublin City University (DCU), is an annual inter-law school event designed to give law students an opportunity to showcase their skills before prominent members of the legal profession.

It took place on 19 November in the Criminal Courts of Justice with 26 teams from across Ireland and the UK competing. The final was held in front of a judging panel of Mr Justice John McMenamin of the Supreme Court, Ms Justice Carmel Stewart of the High Court and Tom Casey, partner at A&L Goodbody Solicitors. The UCD team came up against a strong Dublin City University (DCU) team in the final with Hugh Joyce awarded Best Speaker.

Associate professor James McDermott, a practising barrister, coached the winning UCD team.

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