Courses & Units

Competition Moot LAW349



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
Unit code LAW349
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Doctor Peter Lawrence
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090900 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $1,812.50
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentAssignment (30%)|Presentation (40%)|Research Participation (30%)
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