UCL Laws students compete in LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Moot Competition
15 March 2018
The two teams who represented UCL Laws have done well in the LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Moot competition. Having been ranked in top 40 teams based on their written submissions, both teams were invited to participate in the oral rounds which took place on 2-3 March 2018.
Dan Kulebiakin, Joseph Mahon, Adeline Tsui and Tiffany Cheung were part of one team which reached the Semi-Finals of the Competition, where they competed against Queen's University Belfast. After narrowly missing out a place in the Finals, they finished in the top 4 teams out of over 60 teams across the UK.
The second team who competed in the oral rounds comprised Rebecca Goh, Goh Qi Shuen, Alicia Thea Ho, and Ooi Shu Min.
The Competition focused on areas of law related to sexual orientation and gender identity. This year’s moot problem concerned transgender employment discrimination.
The moot competition ran alongside a wider event organised by the LSE Department of Law involving public panel discussions and workshops focused on issues of particular concern to SOGI minorities.
Dan Kulebiakin said:
‘The moot was a really rewarding experience, especially since we were the only team comprised mostly of first-year students to break into the quarter-finals.’
Congratulations again to the two teams.