On Monday 15th March 2017, Robinson won the annual exchange moot with St Catherine’s College, Oxford (our sister College) for the second consecutive year. This year, the moot took place in Cambridge in the Moot Court Room at the Faculty of Law. It was followed by dinner in the Garden Room here at Robinson College.
The Robinson team members were Elizabeth Hartley and Joss Barton, both second year undergraduates. The problem was set by Associate Professor Paul Davies and concerned past consideration and economic duress in Contract Law. The judge was Robinson Honorary Fellow and Former Lord Justice of Appeal, Sir John Laws. The Robinson success followed on from last year’s Robinson success with a team of Andreas Georgiades and Michael Panayi mooting a Land Law problem, set by Dr Brian Sloan and judged by Mr Justice Dove.
As well as this mooting success, Elizabeth Hartley has recently taken part in the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition as part of the Cambridge University Team. The Team came third overall out of ninety-four teams and Elizabeth won a Best Orator award.