Courses & Units

Mooting LAW455



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.


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.


Unit name Mooting
Unit code LAW455
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Teaching staff

Mr J Blackwood (Coordinator)

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Mooting Period 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015
Mooting Period 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 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.


  • Pre-requisites: Either LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205, LAW305, LAW306, LAW307, LAW323, LAW324 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204, LAW305, LAW351, LAW352, LAW353, LAW354;
  • Anti-requisites (mutual exclusions): LAW407.


Teaching Pattern

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


Adjudicated by appointed staff member and practitioner

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