School Of Law

Australian Moot CourtWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200694.2


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

200011 Contracts AND 200009 Constitutional Law AND 200008 Torts Law AND 200012 Property Law

About this Unit
In 2011, this unit replaced by 200773 Moot Court. This unit aims to train students in mooting conducted before an Australian appellate court or tribunal. Students will be provided with a grounding in issues including jurisdiction, admissibility, and remedies. The unit will focus on one or more areas of domestic substantive law and will include a research component. The unit will also have a practical component aimed at enhancing the advocacy skills of participants and applying the theory to the practical aspects of the conduct of appellate advocacy. Students will be involved in the preparation and presentation of a hypothetical case before an Australian appellate court or tribunal and will be given the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills, including the preparation of written submissions and delivery of oral submissions, in a non-competitive context. From within those students undertaking this unit, a number will be selected for participation in one or more selected Australian law mooting competitions, representing University of Western Sydney. Depending on the circumstances at the time, the possible competitions will be one or more of the following: Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot, Sir John Peden Contracts Moot, Shine Lawyers Torts Moot, AAT Moot, and the Law Council of Australia Family Law Moot. Other alternate competitions may be chosen in the future. For several of the competitions, the majority of the work will be conducted over the summer months and students will be required to undertake that they will devote sufficient time during that period to properly undertake all required tasks. Students wishing to be selected to participate in a Mooting competition will be expected to pay the cost of participation subject to any contribution the School may be able to contribute by way of assistance.

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