Strathclyde students victorious in Silken Thomas Moot



Strathclyde University students triumphed in the Silken Thomas Moot Court Competition earlier this month at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth.

DPLP student Mike Reilly and 2nd year accelerated LLB student Victoria Fitzpatrick-McIntosh competed with various Irish and UK universities over a problem relating to Irish criminal law.

The final took place at Carton House, outside Dublin, and was presided over by Justice John McMenamin, a judge of the Supreme Court in Ireland. The competition is now in its 6th year, and is held annually in Maynooth.

Mike and Victoria were the first representatives of a Scottish university to take part in the competition.

Reflecting on the team’s success, Dr Christopher McCorkindale, the staff co-ordinator of the University of Strathclyde Mooting Society, said: “This latest success continues Strathclyde’s excellent record in national and international competitions and is testament to the quality of our student mooters and, as impressively, the hard work that they put in to support one another as a society.”