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City Uni law students victorious in Luxembourg Court of Justice moot

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They beat fellow finalists from the Netherlands, Latvia and Sweden

Miguel Rodriguez-Correa Henderson, Margherita Cornaglia, Douglas Grant and Ben Lewy

Aspiring lawyers studying at City, University of London, have fended off competition from the continent and beyond to win the 2017 European Law Moot Court Competition.

The annual mock advocacy competition was conducted in English and French at the Luxembourg Court of Justice, in front of the court’s judges and advocates-general. Half of the moot focused on constitutional law questions, such as who is competent to judge on the validity of EU law. The second half considered the Greek banking crisis and the management of the Eurozone.

City’s four-strong team was made up of Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) students Ben Lewy, Miguel Rodriguez-Correa Henderson and Douglas Grant, and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) student Margherita Cornaglia. City graduate and government lawyer Niall Coghlan (pictured below), who won the European Human Rights Moot when he was a student, coached the team.

Niall Coghlan with Antonio Tizzano, the Vice President of the European Court of Justice

Forty-eight of the 60 European and American groups that entered the competition at its written stages made it to the moot’s regional finals. Just four reached the Luxembourg finals, City’s competition hailing from the Netherlands (Maastricht University), Latvia (University of Latvia) and Sweden (Lund University). It was Lund University that came in second place.

Professor of EU law Panos Koutrakos said:

We are very proud of the success of the City Law School team at the European Law Moot Court Competition. Their achievement is a testament to their talents, hard work, and determination. It also tells us a lot about the enthusiasm that the study of EU law still generates amongst students at this critical time.

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30 Comments

Anonymous

Congratulations. Good work.

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Anonymous

City – they’re still unlikely to get TCs.

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Anonymous

Shut up just because City is a non-Russell group university doesn’t mean the students studying the LLB are unlikely to bag themselves TC’s.

Gosh I’m happy you don’t work in the graduate recruitment team 😒

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Anonymous

Actually 2 out of those 3 on the City team are Oxbridge Alumni who will go on to get pupillage.

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Anonymous

Exactly and we all know how incredibly hard it is getting pupillage…much easier to bag a TC actually 😏

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Anonymous

“bag” isn’t a verb.

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Anonymous

It’s given as both a transitive and intransitive verb, with formal and informal uses, in at least one dictionary.

I’d suggest the solicitor route for you. Not the Bar.

Anonymous

I mean, you really have to have some issues to leave a comment like that.

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Anonymous

I thought City were one of the good non russell groups? They rank quite highly on league tables for law

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Anonymous

Went to City as an LLB undergraduate and am now a solicitor at a top 50 firm. Several of my contemporaries went on to train at US firms and respectable international firms. If all you have to elevate yourself above others in the application process is the status of your university versus others, then good luck to you, you will need it!

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Anonymous

Congrats buddy. University name is hardly important when it comes down to it, too bad LC commentors will learn this the hard way

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Anonymous

Congratulations on securing a position at DWF. I think my teenage son earns about as much as you do, and he works at ASDA.

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Anonymous

Someone’s chippy they can’t get a TC LOLOL

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Anonymous

You presumably have or are pursuing an undergraduate degree from City. I can think of a more creative way of putting yourself in debt (if you’re interested).

Anonymous

You assume I go to city because I dislike that awfully bigotted comment you made? Talk about narcissism.

Anonymous

They’re GDL and BPTC students. No one cares where you do those.

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Anonymous

The fact you’ve all could not resist taking the bite is just hilarious.

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Anonymous

I am surprised at the EU content on GDL and BPTC in this academic year. I did the BPTC at city 2015/16, and the course content cut away all EU content when Brexit issue was still pre-referendum. It does not make sense in the change of EU content when Art. 50 is triggered.

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Anonymous

Did you get a pupillage?

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Anonymous

Yet, still winning competitions. Meanwhile, you are bitter. Stay a hater.

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Anonymous

Exactly trolls gon’ hate 🤗

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Anonymous

Haters gonna hate

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Anonymous

Clearly they are all GDL/BPTC/LPC students. Undergrads at City would not be capable of this.

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Anonymous

See above:

“City’s four-strong team was made up of Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) students Ben Lewy, Miguel Rodriguez-Correa Henderson and Douglas Grant, and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) student Margherita Cornaglia.”

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Nigel

What are we allowing our fine British universities to enter this Brussels love-in? We are independent now!

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Not Amused

“The second half considered the Greek banking crisis and the management of the Eurozone. ”

Much like the Article 50 negotiations …

But, a genuine well done to the young people involved!

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Anonymous

I for one wish them all the best. Well done on your success.

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Rasta of Freedom!

U may down press di Rastas but yu nevah take our Freedom!

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Funky Bunky

Suck it up whiners! Out means out!

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Annoyed Luxembourgeois

From the second I clicked on the title, I guessed that none of these jokers were undergraduate students. I was proven correct, once again. Fantastic.

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