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The Sheriff Principal's Moot

The inaugural final of the Royal Faculty's mooting competition for 1st and 2nd year law students from Glasgow academic institutions was held in the Faculty Hall on 24 May 2023, presided over by Sheriff Principal Anwar.

It was contested by the teams from Glasgow Caledonian University and City of Glasgow College who had won through the preliminary rounds in April.

The Sheriff Principal said that the standard of pleading was very high and it was exciting to see the calibre of the students who will be appearing in court in the future. She was impressed by their display of clear arguments and the art of persuasion and it was a very finely balanced competition and hard to decide between the two teams but ultimately the competition was won by the team from Glasgow Caledonian University.

The Dean Austin Lafferty offered his heartfelt thanks to the Sheriff Principal for her appearance at and conduct of the Mooting Competition final.

Congratulations and thanks to all the competitors and in particular the winning team from GCU (Zara Tahir and Fiza Ali).

left to right Fiza Ali, Zara Tahir (of GCU), Sheriff Principal Anwar, Peter Hutton, Mhairi Fairlie and Sara Akram (of City of Glasgow College)

Winning team - Zara Tahir and Fiza Ali



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