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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 3Session 3

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Research and prepare detailed written submissions outlining legal arguments;Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
2Demonstrate oral advocacy skills in a courtroom environment by the presentation of a legal argument and the response to related questions;Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3Demonstrate an understanding of the rules of professional etiquette through the application of those rules in a courtroom environment;Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a team.Communication and social skills

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

  1. Research and prepare detailed written submissions outlining legal arguments;
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Demonstrate oral advocacy skills in a courtroom environment by the presentation of a legal argument and the response to related questions;
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the rules of professional etiquette through the application of those rules in a courtroom environment;
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a team.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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