MLJ760 - Mooting and Advocacy

Year:

2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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Enrolment by application only. Refer to note below.

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For students enrolled in M729 Juris Doctor

Prerequisite:

Students must have successfully completed 6 core M729 Juris Doctor law units

Corequisite:

Nil.

Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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):

  • 10 x 2 hour team meetings
  • 2 x 1.5 hour practice moots
  • 2 x 3 hour advocacy workshops
Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

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):

  • 10 x 2 hour team meetings
  • 2 x 1.5 hour practice moots
  • 2 x 3 hour advocacy workshops
In-person attendance requirements

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.

Note:

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 bl-wil@deakin.edu.au 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:

Mooting Competition Recommended Units

Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (VIS Moot)

N/A

Alfred Deakin ICA Moot

N/A

Victorian Women Lawyer’s Warren Moot

N/A

The ANIMAL Moot

N/A

Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot

MLJ709 Constitutional Law and Policy

ACU Citizenship, Refugee and Migration Law Moot

MLJ730 Migration and Refugee Law and Policy

UNSW Private Law Moot

MLJ705 Commercial Law and Policy
MLL702 Contract Law and Policy
MLJ715 Corporate Law and Policy
MLL708 Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution and Policy
MLJ717 Trusts and Equitable Remedies

Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition (AAT Moot)

MLJ710 Administrative Law and Policy

Monash University Castan Centre Human Rights Law Moot

MLM719 Human Rights Law and Policy

Victoria University Michael Kirby Contract Moot

MLJ702 Contract Law and Policy

Baker & McKenzie National Women’s Moot

N/A

The Philip C. International Law Moot Competition (Jessup Moot)

N/A

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.

Content

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.

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