The Cecilia Moot! Get involved…

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

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

Cecilia Moot 2022-2023 Registration

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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.

Tiffany Mitchell, Legal Support Officer

Tiffany provides student support and academic outreach, as well as providing legal support for A-law’s other project, policy and educative work. Tiffany is from Newfoundland, Canada. She graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a BA in Law & Society and German with a certificate in Criminology. She then graduated in 2018 with a LLB from the University of Leicester. Tiffany was a recipient of the Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship awarded by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a US Animal Law Charity. She also founded and chaired the UK’s first SALDF Student Society at Leicester University Law School.


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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