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Gold CoastSession 3Session 3

Unit description

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the most prestigious global mooting competition in international law. The Jessup Moot Team members work together to prepare detailed and lengthy written submissions and represent fictional states in a topical hypothetical case before the International Court of Justice. Written memorials are submitted in January each year. The Jessup Team then moots against teams from other Australian universities. The Australian qualifying National Round is usually held in Canberra in February. The two finalist teams from the Australian National Round advance to the International Final held in Washington DC (USA) in March to compete with teams from around the world.

Unit content

Topic 1: Preparation & Organisation

Topic 2: Compromise (part 1)

Topic 3: Compromise (part 2)

Topic 4: Memorials Review (part 1)

Topic 5: Finalising Memorials (part 2)

Topic 6: Finalising preparation for the Oral Round

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
1develop an advanced understanding of selected topics in public international law, including the practice and procedures of the International Court of Justice. Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2exercise professional judgment by developing appropriate written and oral arguments (based on the facts) to a hypothetical problem. Intellectual rigour
3understand and apply core principles of public international law to a complex hypothetical problem.Knowledge of a discipline
4build upon existing research and legal writing skills by undertaking high level self-directed legal research, particularly in the area of public international law and the practice of International Court of Justice, including locating, synthesising and analysing relevant material from primary and secondary sources to demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of public international law. Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5construct and develop oral and written arguments within the context of public international law and the International Court of Justice.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6collaborate effectively with other Jessup team members to undertake research and prepare written submissions with a high level of autonomy, and reflect on and assess individual and team performance in relation to oral and written submissions. Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
7develop advanced practical oral advocacy skills associated with the International Court of Justice. Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. develop an advanced understanding of selected topics in public international law, including the practice and procedures of the International Court of Justice.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. exercise professional judgment by developing appropriate written and oral arguments (based on the facts) to a hypothetical problem.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. understand and apply core principles of public international law to a complex hypothetical problem.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. build upon existing research and legal writing skills by undertaking high level self-directed legal research, particularly in the area of public international law and the practice of International Court of Justice, including locating, synthesising and analysing relevant material from primary and secondary sources to demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of public international law.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. construct and develop oral and written arguments within the context of public international law and the International Court of Justice.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. collaborate effectively with other Jessup team members to undertake research and prepare written submissions with a high level of autonomy, and reflect on and assess individual and team performance in relation to oral and written submissions.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  7. develop advanced practical oral advocacy skills associated with the International Court of Justice.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • 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

Teaching method
Seminar 2.5hrs (Monthly)
Assessment
Two memorials: 9,500 each50%
Oral presentations50%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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