A group of law students from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has shown that they can compete with the best from Britain. Students from CityU's School of Law held their counterparts from Oxford University to a 1-1 draw in a mooting competition - similar to a mock trial - during their study tour to Britain from May 22 to June 1. The CityU students lost to an Oxford team in the first round before regaining their composure to beat their rivals in the next round. The trip was aimed at honing the students' public-speaking skills and giving them an insight into the British legal system. Under the one-country, two-systems concept, Hong Kong maintains a legal system which has been largely inherited from its former colonial masters. The mooting competition on contract law was held at Oxford's Magdalen College. CityU lost in the first round to last year's internal champions from Oxford. But the students fought back against Oxford's Collegiate Team in the second round to force a 1-1 draw. 'The concept of the tour is very good. I think the pre-tour moots help equip students with practical skills and enable them to be well-prepared for subsequent competitions. It also helps students build up confidence,' said Bosco Cheng, who took part in the study tour.