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Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship Grand Final and Conversazione

Dr Marie Tidball, Co-ordinator, The Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Project

Saturday, 22 November 2014 from 15:00 to 18:30 (GMT)

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About The Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship

This is a prestigious moot court competition which has been established by the Oxford Law Faculty to promote the intellectual study of disability and its intersection with domestic and international law.

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You are invited to attend the Grand Final of the Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship, which will take place at 3pm on Saturday 22nd November in the beautiful Keble College Chapel. Watch skilled law students go head to head in this mock court case to debate a legal problem. The contestants in the Grand Final will be judged by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC, former President of the UK Supreme Court, Professor Timothy Endicott, Dean of the Oxford Law Faculty, Ms Helen Mountfield QC of Matrix Chambers, and Mr Ian Gatt QC, Head of the Advocacy Group at Herbert Smith Freehills. The talented finalists will showcase the challenges faced by academics and legal practitioners who work in this field. Audience members will have the opportunity to hear the reasoning of these senior judges and witness their interactions with contestants.

To celebrate the inaugural competition and the beginning of Disability History Month UK, the Grand Final will be followed by a converszione. This panel discussion is on the theme 'Building on the 2012 Paralympic Legacy: Social Attitudes, Equality Law and Participation in Public Life'. It will be moderated by Lord Macdonald QC, former Director of Public Prosecutions and Warden of Wadham College, and panellists will include will include Ms Alison Lapper MBE, celebrated artist and subject of the Marc Quinn sculpture 'Alison Lapper Pregnant', which appeared on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square Mr Stephen Frost, the former Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Professor Anna Lawson, Chair in Law at the University of Leeds, and author and journalist Ms Katharine Quarmby.

Members of the University, invited guests and members of the public are welcome to attend the Grand Final and panel discussion.

Timetable

3.00pm - The Grand Final of the Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship
Keble College Chapel

4.15pm - Afternoon Tea in the ARCO Building

4.45pm - Audience to take their seatsKeble College Chapel

5.00pm - Conversazione on 'Building on the 2012 Paralympic Legacy: Social Attitudes, Equality Law and Participation in Public Life', Keble College Chapel
 
6.25pm - Announcement of Mooting Champions and Prize Giving
             
6.30pm - Event Ends
 
The Law Faculty and Organising Committee are grateful for the generous support and enthusiasm provided by Herbert Smith Freehills and their Disability Network, Ability.
Do you have questions about Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship Grand Final and Conversazione? Contact Dr Marie Tidball, Co-ordinator, The Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Project

When & Where


Keble College
Oxford
OX1 3PG
United Kingdom

Saturday, 22 November 2014 from 15:00 to 18:30 (GMT)


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Dr Marie Tidball, Co-ordinator, The Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Project

The Oxford Disability Law and Policy Conference will launch the Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Project. This project has been established to develop initiatives which bring new perspectives to academic analyses of law and policy, and to generate policy-relevant research which better engages with the intersectional experiences of people with disabilities.  It is also intended that in addition to these specific academic aims, the objectives for expanding the substantive discussion of disability in the University’s teaching and research will also have a filter-down effect: improving the accessibility of facilities for students and academics with disabilities, enabling our increased representation, career progression, success and inclusion in the University's academic life.

 Visit our webpage here: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-and-subject-groups/oxford-university-disability-law-and-policy-project

About The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights

The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights Institute (hosted by the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford and located at Mansfield College, Oxford) has been established to foster excellent research and scholarship in human rights law and to improve the understanding of human rights law beyond the academy. To achieve these purposes, the Institute hopes to integrate existing human rights research and practice within the Law Faculty and also hopes to host a cohort of outstanding visiting scholars and practitioners, and to collaborate with human rights scholars in other disciplines and with legal practitioners engaged in human rights work across the world. 

Visit our webpage here: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/centres-institutes/bonavero-institute-human-rights

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