Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Introduction to Mooting (LLB314)
|Organisational Unit||Law and Criminology|
|Availability||MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 40 places)|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S2
|Description||This unit is designed to provide students with a practical introduction to mooting. Over the course of the unit students will work directly on moot questions, and will engage in seminars and workshops that are designed to improve their research, writing and advocacy skills. Students will be required to work both individually and in teams, and will be given the opportunity for practical skills development with continued feedback throughout the semester.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||The specific learning objectives of this unit are to develop:
1. The ability to critically analyse factual scenarios in order to identify relevant legal issues;
2. A strong knowledge and understanding of the legal principles that form the basis of the subject matter of the moot question;
3. Sound legal research and analysis skills;
4. Sound written and oral advocacy skills;
5. Good inter-personal and communication skills, including the ability to engage with a Bench when presenting legal submissions.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Workshop: 2 hours per week.
Each week the workshops will include theory and practical activities.
|Unit Learning Experiences||This unit involves students in a combination of self-directed learning, group learning tasks and practical advocacy activities. Students will receive advanced advocacy training through a series of intensive advocacy workshops, and will have the opportunity to also develop their research and writing skills.|
|Other Learning Experiences||.|
|Assessment||Students are assessed on a combination of written submissions and oral advocacy|
|Prerequisites||Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed LAW314 Moot Court Bench may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
|Quota||This unit is subject to quota. Quota is due to limited resources. Selection is based on: Academic record and standing; Demonstrated speaking, debating and mooting ability.|
|Previously||2016: 'Moot Court Bench'|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|
Dr Joseph Indaimo
t: 9360 7629
o: 460.2.008 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Mr Aoning Li
Associate Lecturer - Mooting