This elective provides students with the opportunity to develop their legal skills, through engaging in high level advocacy, research and collaborative work. Under the supervision of the unit coordinator, students prepare for, and participate in, a national inter-varsity mooting competition. This involves rigorous training in oral advocacy, research of case law and legislation and the application of that law to oral and written arguments on behalf of fictional clients. These arguments are tested before academic and practitioner judges, including current judges of state and national courts. Competitions include the Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot, the Castan Centre Human Rights Moot, the UNSW Private Law Moot, the Baker & McKenzie Women’s moot, the Kirby Contract moot, the Animal Law moot and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal moot. Enrolment is limited to the number of team members required for intra-varsity competitions, and is determined through a competitive selection process. While students may participate in more than one inter-varsity mooting competition over the course of their LLB studies, they may only enrol in this unit only once.
|Unit name||Competition Moot|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Coordinator||Ms Anja Hilkemeijer|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Make oral arguments to a legal problem in simulated appellate court proceedings before legal practitioners and members of the judiciary in a competition environment.
- Complete legal research in a timely manner and to the highest professional standards.
- Produce complex and persuasive written submissions.
- Collaborate effectively as part of a small team under the direction of the unit coordinator.
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|Assessment||Team work, including reflective journal (30%)|Written Submission (30%)|Oral advocacy (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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