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Unit description

Provides the student with skills in legal research and advocacy necessary to compete in mooting competitions. Students will be eligible to participate in the Jessup International Mooting Competition, if selected.

Unit content

Analysing a hypothetical legal problem – Legal research and analysis – Teamwork – Moot procedure and court etiquette – Structuring a legal argument – Persuading the judge – Anticipating arguments from the other side – Answering questions from the bench – Closing arguments – Time management – Written submissions – Participation in moots

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Research and prepare detailed written submissions outlining legal arguments;
2Demonstrate oral advocacy skills in a courtroom environment by the presentation of a legal argument and the response to related questions;
3Demonstrate an understanding of the rules of professional etiquette through the application of those rules in a courtroom environment;
4Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a team.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Research and prepare detailed written submissions outlining legal arguments;
  2. Demonstrate oral advocacy skills in a courtroom environment by the presentation of a legal argument and the response to related questions;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the rules of professional etiquette through the application of those rules in a courtroom environment;
  4. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a team.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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