MLL460 - Mooting and Advocacy

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Start Anytime*

Enrolment by application only. Refer to note below.

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

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only

Prerequisite:

Successful completion of 6 Law (MLL) core 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.

Students participating in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (VIS Moot)and The Philip C. International Law Moot Competition (Jessup Moot) should expect a heavier workload than other units and mooting competitions. The workload for each of these moots is estimated to be approximately 300 hours.

 

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)

MLL336 International Commercial Law

Alfred Deakin ICA Moot

MLL336 International Commercial Law

Victorian Women Lawyer’s Warren Moot

N/A

The ANIMAL Moot

N/A

Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot

MLL323 Constitutional Law

ACU Citizenship, Refugee and Migration Law Moot

MLL394 Migration and Refugee Law and Policy

UNSW Private Law Moot

MLL215 Commercial Law
MLL219 Contract A & B
MLL331 Corporate Law
MLL391 Civil Procedure & Dispute Resolution
MLL405 Equity and Trusts

Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Mooting Competition (AAT Moot)

MLL424 Administrative Law

Monash University Castan Centre Human Rights Law Moot

MLL211 Human Rights Law

Victoria University Michael Kirby Contract Moot

MLL119 Contract A 
MLL219 Contract B

Baker & McKenzie National Women’s Moot

N/A

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

MLL277 International Law

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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