Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


5000 level

Course handbook


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

LAWS5028 Competitive Mooting will permit students who are eligible and willing to participate 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 participation in a recognised mooting competition. Students are eligible for the subject by application and selection only as student places in this course are limited. However, selection for participation in this course does not automatically qualify a student for participation as a member of a team in an external competition. Available competitions will be determined at the discretion of the Course Coordinator in conjunction with the Dean and Head of School.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2020.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate competent oral and written communication skills in preparing written and oral submissions for one or more mooting competitions

2. Demonstrated competent skills in substantive and procedural legal research in preparing the moot written submissions

3. Demonstrate effective skills in advocacy and mooting including the capacity to apply lateral thinking to solve complex legal problems

4. Demonstrate the capacity to work in collaboration with others as well as independently in managing a large research and writing project

5. Demonstrate the capacity to reflect critically on their own learning experiences and demonstrate a recognition that Law is a dynamic discipline requiring a lifelong learning approach to skill development.


  1. Preparation for one of the selected mooting competitions.
  2. Presentation of submissions in practice sessions for the relevant skills competition(s).
  3. Coaching sessions as determined by coach for the particular competition team, including analysis of material from previous competitions



This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.

Assumed knowledge

LAWS1010, LAWS1011, LAWS1020, LAWS1021, LAWS2030, LAWS3040, and LAWS3041.

Assessment items

Portfolio: Competition Preparation Portfolio

Role Play: Simulated Clinical Exercise and Reflection

Participation: Competition participation

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.