By Rimsha Ali Shah
Shuffling through her notes and adding short pointers hurriedly before her turn to plead the case, Hareem was back where she embraced her interest in mooting. It was the same courtroom with the same competitive energy Hareem knew too well from last year when she participated as a researcher.
One look at the bench of qualified judges before her and Hareem could feel the pressure rising. But she brushed that aside, fixed her black coat and approached the rostrum. It was time to put her advocacy skills into action!
“The jump from a researcher to a speaker has been a fantastic experience! I learned so much about pleading before a jury: constant eye contact, presentation skills, and research. The experience has surely boosted my confidence!”