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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Competition Moot
Unit code LAW349
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law

Dr Peter Lawrence

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Make oral arguments to a legal problem in simulated appellate court proceedings before legal practitioners and Federal and inter-state members of the judiciary.
  2. Complete legal research in a timely manner and to the highest professional standards.
  3. Produce complex and persuasive written submissions.
  4. Collaborate effectively as part of a small team under the direction of the unit coordinator.




Selective enrolment



Oral Advocacy (40%, Team work, including reflective journal, 1500 words (30%), Written Submission (30%)

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