THE CECILIA MOOT

The Cecilia Moot! Get involved…

in the UK’s first dedicated animal law mooting competition and develop your advocacy skills. Learn more below!

Want to get involved? Find out more…

about how you can participate in our animal law mooting competition.

Meet our Moot Team! Learn more…

about the fantastic team behind our Cecilia Moot Competition.

Denise Osei, Lead Mooting Officer

Denise is Lead Mooting Officer for the Cecilia Moot Court Competition. Prior to joining A-LAW, she studied at the University of Sheffield for her undergraduate degree in Law (with French Law) and at the College of Europe in Bruges, where she completed her LL.M in European Union Law. In 2020, she won third place for the A-LAW National Essay writing competition. She is presently a Trainee at The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

Carolina Rambaldi, Mooting Officer

Carolina is a student of English Law & French Law at King’s College London, where she is about to start her third year in Paris! Carolina was born in Milan, Italy but grew up in Grenoble, France. Moots have played a significant role in Carolina’s university life throughout the past two years, allowing her to develop her advocacy skills. The Cecilia Moot stood out to Carolina, as it spurred her interest in animal rights and pushed her to think in a creative way. Carolina can’t wait to share her passion for mooting by working with the rest of the team!

Olive Burchill, Mooting Officer

Olive is a trainee Beekeeper and Aspiring Environmental and Rights Barrister. Olive enjoys researching and writing for her blog (acommonearth.co.uk). Olive is currently an Executive Assistant in the renewable energy and investment sector.

Our Cecilia Moot winners! Be inspired…

by the students who have won our past animal law mooting competitions.

2020 – 2021 Winners

Jessica Franklin and Joe Landman

The problem for the Cecilia Moot finals day that took place on 6 and 7 February 2021 revolved around a bonobo who lived a miserable life in a zoo. The main issue was whether a claim could be brought on the bonobo’s behalf under the Human Rights Act 1998. If so, could the zoo be sued for violating the bonobo’s rights under Articles 4, 5, 8 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights? 

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