University of Technology Sydney

78263 Moot

6cp; availability: by invitation only
Requisite(s): (22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies)) OR ((142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107 Principles of Company Law) OR ((70106 Principles of Public International Law OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice)
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This subject is only for students who have been selected to represent UTS Law in a mooting competition, and as per the subject description, selection is via a competitive process. Students interested in mooting, are encouraged to get involved with the program run by the Law Students' Society. More information on the LSS website.


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 QUT 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 UTS:Law Mooting Competion Program.

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Access conditions

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