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UCLan Cyprus is pleased to announce the completion of its Moot Court Room. We are the first higher education institution in Cyprus to build its own Court Room. Its design not only reproduces the look and effect of a real court room, but represents court rooms of the future.
In January 2013, UCLan Cyprus won Europe’s top audio visual innovation award of ‘Most InAVative Education Facility’. The Moot Court Room is representative of UCLan Cyprus’ commitment to providing its students with the most technologically advanced learning experience in the eastern Mediterranean. Fully IT and AV-equipped, with both counsel and judge able to portray their evidence, representations and remarks onto three large projector screens, the Moot Court Room will enable UCLan Cyprus’ Law students to develop and practice their skills in advocacy in conditions as close to reality as possible.
Mooting, debating and practise form a highly important component in the legal education offered at UCLan Cyprus. A range of modules, both compulsory and optional, currently exist on the LLB (Bachelor of Laws) course to help students acquire skills in interviewing and advising, negotiation and arguing. An entire module is devoted to Mooting and Legal Debating in the third year of study, as well as the opportunity to take the Law Clinic option in the final year. Beyond this, Law students at UCLan Cyprus, supported by staff and the (student) Law Society, at the extra- curricular level, engage extensively in mooting and debating in order to field teams in a range of international competitions.
Head of the Law School at UCLan Cyprus, Dr Tim Potier, is delighted with the new facility. He said: “The Moot Court Room conveys beautifully what we are trying to do in the Law School at UCLan Cyprus. We not only teach the law, but we live it as well. This is not just about acquiring mastery of the foundations of legal knowledge (of both English and Cypriot law), but being able to apply that knowledge. In order to perfect that knowledge, our students need to learn in the right environment aided with the necessary infrastructure and equipment. This shall help them to learn how to conduct themselves in the future, not only in court, but also in their wider professional and social life.”