LAWS5307 Mooting

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Students are trained in, and undertake, oral advocacy, moot practice, teamwork and the preparation of written memoranda.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop the ability to exercise professional judgement by developing appropriate written and oral arguments based on the facts to a hypothetical problem and analyse legal arguments submitted by others; (2) demonstrate the ability to (a) examine and critically analyse traditional and emerging areas of law; and (b) understand and apply core principles of law to a complex hypothetical problem; (3) build upon existing research and legal writing skills by undertaking high level self-directed legal research; and locate, synthesise and analyse relevant material from primary and secondary sources to demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of law; (4) develop an advanced and integrated understanding of selected topics in the area of law relevant to the respective moots and acquire an understanding of the practice and procedures of the relevant dispute resolution mechanism; and (5) collaborate effectively with moot team members to (a) undertake research and prepare submissions; (b) undertake research and preparation of written submissions with a high level of autonomy; and (c) reflect on and assess individual and team performance in relation to oral and written submissions.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) student participation; (2) moot (a combination of final practice moot and shared memorandum mark, as appropriate for each individual competition); (3) reflective journal (post-competition); and (4) mental health training. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the mental health training component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Renae Barker
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics. This unit is only open to those students who are chosen for one of the external mooting competitions in which UWA Law School participates. Students can take this unit once only. Students must have already completed
or
agree to complete mental health training in order to complete this unit.
Advisable prior study:
as appropriate for selection on to the mooting team for the specific moot
Approved quota: depends on number of moots—a selection committee will interview applicants. The criteria for selection will include:
• an interest in, experience with and aptitude for mooting and/or public speaking
• a strong record of academic achievement
• a history of successfully working in teams and a willingness to commit to the moot team
• a demonstrated ability to set and complete medium and long term goals
• a strong work ethic and willingness to commit the time and effort necessary for the moot
• an ability to be resilient under pressure
• a commitment to mental health training
Contact hours
2–4 hours per week as needed until completion of individual moots
Note
This unit is only open to students who have qualified for selection onto a UWA Mooting team. Students will be afforded the opportunity to gain academic credit for their hard work in representing UWA Law, and will receive formalised training in advocacy and preparing written memoranda.
Selection Criteria For Special Unit: Mooting
A selection committee (comprised of the Unit coordinator, the coach of the relevant moot team and other relevant members of academic staff as appropriate) will interview applicants to select the teams for external moot competitions. Students selected for the teams will then be invited to enrol in the unit.
The criteria for selection include:
• an interest in, experience with and aptitude for mooting and/or public speaking
• a strong record of academic achievement
• a history of successfully working in teams and a willingness to commit to the moot team
• a demonstrated ability to set and complete medium and long term goals
• a strong work ethic and willingness to commit the time and effort necessary for the moot
• an ability to be resilient under pressure
• a commitment to mental health training
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