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Introduction to Mooting (LLB314)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
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
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch 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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Joseph Indaimo
Lecturer Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7629
e: J.Indaimo@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.008 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mr Aoning Li
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Aoning.Li@murdoch.edu.au
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