Edinburgh Law School Participates in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot 2010

A team of three LLM students from the Intellectual Property 1 course at the Edinburgh Law School participated in this year's Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot. The multi-national team members, Mr Bryan McWhorter, Ms June Frame and Ms Fiona O'Donovan, originate from US, Scotland and Ireland respectively. The team was supported in their preparation by Ms Smita Kheria, Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law.

A team of three LLM students from the Intellectual Property 1 course at the Edinburgh Law School participated in this year's Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot. The multi-national team members, Mr Bryan McWhorter, Ms June Frame and Ms Fiona O'Donovan, originate from US, Scotland and Ireland respectively. The team was supported in their preparation by Ms Smita Kheria, Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law.

After successful completion of the written submissions round earlier this year, the team were invited for the oral round which took place at University of Oxford, St. Catherine's college from 19th-21st March. The team reached the semi-finals of the competition, where they lost out to Boston University, who went on to win the competition. The team received compliments for their performance as well as their preparation in the various rounds from both the judges and their peers.

The moot problem concerned legal issues relating to copyright in musical works. Success in the competition depended on the students' legal research and understanding, use of relevant legal content and authority as well as oral presentation and advocacy skills.

Many congratulations to the team and thanks to all those who supported them along the way.