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Mooting (8685.2)

Level: Undergraduate Fourth Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167664) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151817) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140595) - View

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Syllabus

This unit will develop the students' analytical and oral advocacy skills, help them master structuring skills in organizing written presentations, improve their usage of authorities in support of their arguments, and at the same time will develop their team work abilities. It will also help the moot team members to advance their performance in specialized areas of private and public law, depending on the field of each competition, offering a practical training based on real-life-case scenarios, performing tasks they will perform in a legal position after graduation.This unit will be co-taught with unit Mooting PG.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate:

1. The necessary skills for successful competition mooting, including research, analysis, application of legal principles and oral and written legal argument in a complicated problem, in an area of either national or international law;

2. An awareness of the policy considerations implicit in law and legal argument in competition mooting at the national or international level;

3. That they can confidently and competently present and refute detailed legal arguments, including an ability to utilise the relevant procedural rules, while being exposed to intense questioning; and

4. An understanding of appropriate courtroom etiquette, interpersonal attitudes and ethical behaviour, and applied this understanding to working in a team.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

6 hours per week

Prerequisites

Permission of the unit convener.

Assumed Knowledge

Legal research and writing, and basic advocacy skills, as well as knowledge of the legal field representing the subject matter of the targeted competition.



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