Courses & Units

Mooting LAW455

Hobart

Note:

Compulsory unit. All Law students are required to enrol in this unit in their final year of study, except those who have successfully completed LAW637 Jessup Moot.

Introduction

Students are required to participate in a moot in the final year of their degree. Moots are held in both first and second semesters and require attendance at the Supreme Court of Tasmania, at least two lectures and meetings with the moot coordinator. One staff member and a sitting practitioner normally adjudicate each moot. The moots are adjudicated under the following headings: organisation presentation (15%); development of argument (30%); questions from the bench (30%); speaking ability and delivery (25%).

All Law students must enrol in LAW455 (except those who have passed LAW637 Jessup Moot) to ensure that it appears on their academic transcripts.

Students who believe they may have grounds for being exempted from participation in the Faculty moot must lodge an application with the Moot co-ordinator who will assess whether they can be awarded an Ungraded Pass grade without participation. It is the student's responsibility to do this.

Summary

Unit name Mooting
Unit code LAW455
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

John Blackwood

Teaching staff

John Blackwood

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Mooting Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Mooting Period 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Mooting Period 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Mooting Period 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100707

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

LAW305 OR LAW353 AND LAW354 AND LAW351 AND LAW352 AND LAW250 OR LAW307 AND LAW323 AND LAW324 AND LAW306

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

LAW407

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

At least 2 lectures, attendance at Supreme Court Moots, and meetings with the moot coordinator

Assessment

Adjudicated by appointed staff member and practitioner

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Textbooks

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