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be a moot point

To be a topic that can be questioned or debated. Whether or not he's the best person for the job is a moot point now that he's tenured.
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be a moot question

To be a topic that can be questioned or debated. Whether or not he's the best person for the job is a moot question now that he's tenured.
See also: moot, question

moot point

A debatable question, an issue open to argument; also, an irrelevant question, a matter of no importance. For example, Whether Shakespeare actually wrote the poem remains a moot point among critics, or It's a moot point whether the chicken or the egg came first. This term originated in British law where it described a point for discussion in a moot, or assembly, of law students. By the early 1700s it was being used more loosely in the present sense.
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be a moot ˈpoint/ˈquestion

be a subject that people disagree on or are uncertain about: It’s a moot point whether women or men make better drivers.A moot was a group of people who met to discuss questions of local or national law during the Anglo-Saxon period. A moot point was a question of law discussed at this meeting.
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Aberystwyth Law School is delighted to be hosting the prestigious Welsh National Mooting Competition this year," said Dr Glenys Williams, Theme Leader in Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth Law School.
The university has also established a name for itself on the European mooting scene, having become the first Welsh law school to qualify for the Telders International Moot Court competition in 2013, where they were the best performing British team.
The mooting competition has been incredibly rewarding and it is great the college can offer such great training.
Mooting contests enable students to practice legal debating skills and improve public speaking and persuasive skills.
It is also true that he had left the jail by the time he filed the motion to intervene, and so his claim as a class member was moot, but the mooting of the class representative's personal claim does not bar him from continuing to represent the class," he wrote.
Law students who aren't familiar with mooting in a format other than your traditional judges sitting in front of you at an elevated bench .
Delhi High Court judge Justice Rajiv Shakdher described mooting as a great idea since it imbibes structured process of thinking in budding lawyers, nurturing social skills in them by providing them with an opportunity to meet people from diverse cultures and ethnicities in a moot court and accommodates each other's' views.
MOOT POINT: Liverpool John Moores University legal eagles Alex Jones and Stephanie Chen will represent the UK at the Commonwealth Moot competition after winning the 2014 National Mooting Competition.