2022 unit information
Enrolment by application only. Refer to note below.
For students enrolled in M729 Juris Doctor
Students must have successfully completed 6 core M729 Juris Doctor law units
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning experiences will differ depending on the specific competition.
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including online content on topics relevant to mooting, advocacy and substantive law for each competition
Minimum indicative contact hours (depending on competition):
In person requirements typically include induction, team meetings, advocacy workshops, practice and attendance at moot competition. Some of these in person requirements may be cloud-based and will depend on the mooting competition.
Business & Law Work Integrated Learning (WIL) units are by application only and quotas may apply. Students may be required to interview or participate in tryouts before acceptance into the unit.
Please visit the website for further information and how to apply. For information on the Moot Programs, please visit here.
Please contact the Faculty WIL team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries. Please use your Deakin email and state your student ID in all correspondence.
Enrolment preferences may be given to students who have completed or simultaneously undertake the relevant substantive and procedural units for the given moot competition:
Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (VIS Moot)
Alfred Deakin ICA Moot
Victorian Women Lawyer’s Warren Moot
The ANIMAL Moot
Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot
MLJ709 Constitutional Law and Policy
ACU Citizenship, Refugee and Migration Law Moot
UNSW Private Law Moot
MLJ705 Commercial Law and PolicyMLL702 Contract Law and PolicyMLJ715 Corporate Law and PolicyMLL708 Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution and PolicyMLJ717 Trusts and Equitable Remedies
Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition (AAT Moot)
Monash University Castan Centre Human Rights Law Moot
Victoria University Michael Kirby Contract Moot
MLJ702 Contract Law and Policy
Baker & McKenzie National Women’s Moot
The Philip C. International Law Moot Competition (Jessup Moot)
The above table identifies all qualifying mooting competitions that currently qualify for unit credit. Please contact the Deakin Law School Moot Director via email for any enquiries. Please use your Deakin email and state your student ID in all correspondence.
A moot is a simulated court or arbitration hearing based on a mock factual scenario, developed for a specific competition. This unit is designed for students wishing to participate in pre-approved domestic and/or international mooting competitions. Mooting students will work closely with their fellow team mates to analyse the given moot problem, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions and present oral argument at the competition. A coach will mentor each team throughout all phases of the competition. During the competition, judges will test a team’s understanding of the relevant law and the veracity of their arguments (problem-solving skills) in the oral advocacy portion of the competition. This Work Integrated Learning unit provides students an authentic learning experience to engage in advocacy and an opportunity to demonstrate competence as an advocate.
Construct legal arguments in response to a legal problem and evaluate the arguments put by others
GLO5: Problem solving
Communicate legal arguments and advocacy through written and oral submissions
Constructively engage independently and with teammates towards mutually beneficial outcomes and reflect on this in writing.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1: (Group of 2) Written Submissions
Written document. Word/page limits determined by the moot competition rules.
Due date set by competition convenor
Assessment 2: (Individual) Performance in Oral Presentation
Performance in minimum 2 oral rounds of competition. Format and duration determined by the moot competition rules.
Oral arguments scheduled by competition convenor
Assessment 3: (Individual) Participation/Involvement and Written Reflection
Part A: Supervisor Evaluation
Part B: student reflective submission.
Part A: 20%
Part B: 10%
Part A of Assessment Task 3 is spread across the competition period. Part B of Assessment Task 3 is due after competition.
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Texts and reading lists for units can be found on the University Library via the following link. Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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