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UEL students hold moot competition at the Old Bailey

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QC Imran Khan, a University alumnus, chairs competition

Seven law students from the University of East London visited the Old Bailey in London this week and pitted their wits against each other in a moot competition, chaired by eminent QC Imran Khan.
Imran Khan QC, who was awarded the rank of Queen’s Counsel in 2018, represented the family of Stephen Lawrence during the public inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. Mr Khan is an alumnus of the University of East London.

The students met Mr Khan in Court 4 in the Grand Hall of the Old Bailey. They were judged for their advocacy and legal argument skills.

During the three-hour session, the students challenged each other on the topic of Actual Bodily Harm and consent. Winners Khalid Al Manea and Faridah Adeyemo earned £40 Amazon gift vouchers Sumayya Munim was named winner of an individual round. 

Mr Adam Doyle, head of the department of law and criminology at the University said, “Our students last attended a moot like this three years ago. This was a great honour to be able to debate in the Old Bailey and with such an eminent solicitor advocate QC as Imran Khan in charge of the proceedings. The students really enjoyed the experience and it was a good opportunity for them to role play and to get a feel for an appeal hearing in an authentic court environment.”

Law students also recently toured the Supreme Court.

The University of East London law students are pictured with Imran Khan QC outside the Old Bailey. Photo: credit Francis Oppong Odame. From left to right: Marvia BORRELL; Sumayya MUNIM; Maryama HASSAN; Faridah Olayinka ADEYEMO; Khalid Hamad AL MANEA; Imran Khan QC ;  Francis Oppong ODAME ; Ewa Dorota DUNN.