Carolina Law students and British barristers-in-training at the Middle Temple Society in London, England, participate in an exchange program to learn about the legal system and compete in friendly moot court competitions. British students come to UNC on odd-numbered years in September for a week and Carolina Law students travel to London for a week during even-numbered years. The annual moot court competition is a part of the Holderness Moot Court Bench and involves the 2L International Trial Team members.
The Middle Temple Society is part of a system of Inns, or educational and social societies, to which all practicing British barristers belong. Barristers-in-training who have received the British equivalent of an undergraduate legal education receive the rest of their professional education through the Inn.
The UNC – Middle Temple Moot Court Competition Program has been graciously sponsored by Richard Wilmot-Smith, a former Morehead Scholar as an undergraduate at UNC-CH and a Bencher with the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, for more than 10 years.