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76900 Moot

6cp; availability: by invitation only
Requisite(s): 70120 Legal Method and Research OR 70102 Foundations of Law
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This subject offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of national mooting competitions for credit towards their degree. Mooting is a mock-court experience where students argue questions of law and develop their ability to persuasively argue a case in court and become intimately familiar with relevant law through research, gaining a different perspective on their courses and careers. It is an exciting way to gain high-level courtroom skills and research experience, and participation in a mooting team is coveted by high-achieving law students and future employers scoping talent.

Several months of preparation is required to participate in a mooting competition and students work in teams to develop their understanding of the area(s) of law to which the moot in question relates and prepare written memorials that consist of submissions for the applicant and the respondent. Students also participate in intensive advocacy training prior to the oral rounds of the competition. Selection for a mooting team is competitive and calls for expressions of interest from students are made each year. Students in this subject need an above-average academic record and demonstrate strong research and writing skills. New law students are encouraged to sharpen their mooting technique through junior level competitions run by the UTS Law Students' Society.

The moots available for completion of this subject are the Torts Moot and Gibbs Constitutional Moot, with other mooting opportunities sometimes available (for example, Family Law Moot, AAT Moot). Completion of this subject enables students to apply for other competitive, merit-based, international inter-varsity moots coached by experienced academics to further develop their capabilities. For current opportunities and further information on mooting competitions see the UTS:Law Mooting pages at: https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/law/beyond-classroom/mooting-competition-program


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Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.