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Gold CoastSession 3Session 3

Unit aim

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 3

  • Prescribed: Dixon, M, McCorquodale, R & Williams, S , 2016, Cases and Materials on International Law, 6th edn, Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN: 9780198727644.
  • Recommended: Baskind, E , 2017, Mooting. The Definitive Guide, Routledge.
  • Recommended: Cassimatis, A & Billings, P , 2016, The Thomson Reuters' Guide to Mooting, Thomson Reuters.
  • Recommended: Crawford, J , 2012, Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law, 8th edn, Oxford University Press.
  • Recommended: Dixon, M , 2013, Textbook on International Law, 7th edn, Oxford University Press.
  • Recommended: Triggs, G , 2011, International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices, 2nd edn, LexisNexis.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

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

Domestic

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International

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