Competitive Mooting

Course code LAWS5028Units 10Level 5000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

LLB courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programs.

Intermural Skills Competitions permits students who compete as members of Newcastle Law School teams in national and international legal skills competitions to have their skills assessed and acknowledged. This course promotes and develops students' advocacy, mooting and associated communication skills through preparation for the participation in a recognised mooting competition. Students are eligible for the subject by applicaiton and selection only. Available competitions will be determined at the discretion of the Course Coordinator in conjunction with the Head of School. It is anticipated that the following competitions will be available in 2014:

- Phillip Jessup International Moot
- Sir Harry Gibbs National Mooting Competition
- Shine Torts Moot
- Kirby Contracts Moot

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course a student will have competed as a member of a University of Newcastle Law School team in a mooting competition and achieved the following Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrated advanced oral and written communication skills in preparing the moot written and oral submissions
2. Demonstrated advanced skills in substantive and procedural legal research in preparing the moot written submissions
3. Demonstrated effective skills in advocacy and mooting including the capacity to apply lateral thinking to solve complex legal problems
4. Demonstrated the capacity to work in collaboration with others as well as independently in managing a large research and writing project
5. Demonstrated the capacity to reflect critically on their own learning experiences in recognising Law as a dynamic discipline requiring professional lifelong learning and skill development.
Content1. Preparation for and participation in a mooting competition.
2. Supervised research and preparation of case(s)for presentation in practice sessions and in skills competition(s)
3. Workshops on drafting and clinical legal skills relevant to the particular competitions in which students are to compete
4. Coaching sessions as determined by coach for the particular competition team, including analysis of material from previous competitions
Replacing Course(s)LAWS5025 Clinical Legal Skills (Advocacy); and
LAWS5026 Clinical Legal Skills (Non-Advocacy)
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A AND LAWS3004B
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudent Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Competition Preparation Portfolio, Simulated Clinical Exercise and Reflection, Competition participation.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for LAWS5028